Fairmont Banff Springs has taken the 133-year-old tradition of Afternoon Tea at the castle to regal heights with its new Royal Tea menu launching on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in the recently renovated Rundle Bar, featuring ultra-high-end ingredients and upscale beverage pairings for CAD $400 per person.
The new Royal Tea experience offers a distinctive and indulgent twist on traditional afternoon tea. Thoughtfully curated by Executive Chef Robert Ash, the lavish menu features savoury artisanal ingredients such as Japanese A5 wagyu beef, foie gras torchon, and deviled quail’s egg, complemented by decadent house-made sweet treats including Tahitian Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with mango caviar, passion fruit crémeux and banana bread croutons, Raspberry Tartelette with yuzu curd, pistachio sable and crystalized rose petal, and Fairmont Banff Springs Opera Cake with estate grown coffee buttercream, dark chocolate ganache and a 24K gold leaf.
To complete this epicurious experience, the magnificent tea offering is perfectly paired with Bruno Paillard Première Cuvée Rosé Champagne and The Metropolitan Tea Company’s small batch tea blends, including Dream Dove Silver Needles White Tea, Madame Butterfly Green Jasmine Tea and Golden Yunnan Hills Black Tea.
“The new Royal Tea menu was designed to deliver the most luxurious tea service in Canada,” said Executive Chef Robert Ash. “We look forward to serving this exquisite menu and providing an unforgettable experience at the ‘Castle in the Rockies’ that is fit for a royal.”
The Royal Tea menu can be viewed here. Royal Tea is available at the Rundle Bar daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Reservations must be made 72 hours in advance and can be made here.
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