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Boston Remains Devoted To Hosting Afternoon Teas
BOSTON — Dining at the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf comes with views of mega-yachts. But the four women who have gathered for tea by a window at the hotel's Sea Grille only have eyes for a three-tiered assortment of edibles. Tea sandwiches plump with salmon and maple fennel cream, warmed lemon poppyseed and dried cherry scones, and chocolate Boston Cream profiteroles beg to be nibbled. When the server pours Formosa Oolong, Japanese Sencha, passion fruit, and China jasmine into china cups, the table becomes enveloped in exotic aromas, transporting the ladies to a place where breathing slows, cell phones are silenced and laundry baskets cease to exist.
By DEBORAH GEIGIS BERRY, Special To The Courant
July 14, 2013