at The St. Francis...
The Westin St. Francis
(Union Square) has tremendous charm and is one of the
oldest hotels in the City (their Christmas decorations
this year were spectacular!) The last time I was there,
they served a lovely high tea in The Compass Rose room,
located off the Powell Street Lobby. This is a bit about
their 'tea service' (taken from their website).
"Refurbished in 1982, the magnificent Compass Rose
room, originally built in 1904, has been restored by Italian
woodcarvers, to recreate the era and replicate existing
historic photographs. The name alludes to the restaurant's
custom-made artwork, sculptures and museum-quality objects
brought in from all points of the compass. In fact, a
beautiful granite floor design features a compass rose.
Expect a "Three-Tiered Tea" menu that is luxurious,
refined and delicious.
Served on a "triple deck silver tea service,"
it features A choice of thirteen of the best quality full
leaf teas, small, freshly baked scones, served with butter
and homemade preserves, a selection of delicate and tasty
tea sandwiches, seasonal berries with cream, an assortment
of pastry, petits fours and miniature tarts.
Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3:00 to 5:00PM. Choose
the Complete Tea Service ($29.50) or the Royal Tea Service
($34.00-$43.00, including a glass of specially selected
sparkling wine. For reservations, please call (415) 774-0167."
Kim, San Francisco, USA