09 December 2012

Coffee | Cake | Tea - Allium at Four Seasons Hotel (Chicago)

Say goodbye to the traditional afternoon experience and welcome the contemporary spin on tea time brought to you by Allium An American Restaurant & Bar located inside Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
Sweets Wheel

After a very long day, NOLA and I were able to sit by the fire relax and enjoy the sweet offerings from Allium's Coffee | Cake | Tea.  I have to admit we did not expect such a relaxed setting but we were pleasantly surprised to find a warm and inviting atmosphere--they were even serving chestnuts which were roasted on an open fire!  I learned that I am not a fan of chestnuts but the gesture is much appreciated and still cute.
Roasted Chestnuts

Coffee | Tea
You can choose between specialty tea or coffees.  Because I am such a lover of tea I chose the Gingerbread Dream Rooibos which is a fantastic blend from Rare Tea Cellars.  True to the name it is a dream and totally unforgettable--I drank three pots!
Gingerbread Dream Rooibos

The Sweets Wheel
If you are looking for finger sandwiches you need to look elsewhere because all you will find here are delectable sweet treats on the Sweets Wheel.  This is the perfect place to come if you need to satisfy a sugar craving.  I pretty much went into sugar shock but it was well worth it and I would do it again!  The tower selections include:

Pumpkin Cupcake 

Salted Pecan Macaroon  

Pretzel Caramels

Peanut Butter Sandwich Chuckles & Homemade Oreo


Scone with Maple Butter & Jam 

I could not get enough of the Pretzel Caramels, Salted Pecan Macaroon and the Scone with the jam.  If you are looking for a different variety of sweet treats then you can create your own dessert tower from the Cookies | Candies | Cakes menu which has equally mouthwatering options.

Oh, the sweets!
NOLA and I were very happy to find such a delicious and affordable--only $29 per person--afternoon tea.  Coffee | Cake | Tea at Allium gets pinkies up from us!  We can't wait for our next visit.


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