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Phoenix — By heather on November 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

Discover Afternoon Tea at Arizona Biltmore

Are you beginning to get in the holiday mood?  Afternoon Tea at the Arizona Biltmore will take you back to a more gracious and sophisticated time.  The experience allows you to slow down and cherish time spent with friends and family.


A celebrated tradition, their Afternoon Tea kicks off this month with special monthly themes.  Celebrate the holidays now throughout December at their Holiday Tea, a Chocolate Tea in February in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and a Mother’s Day Tea during May.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea dates back to19th-century England. When the royal court learned of Duchess Anne of Bedford’s secret afternoon indulgence of tea, bread, butter and little cakes, Afternoon Tea was born.  In keeping with this royal tradition, Afternoon Tea at the Biltmore is actually a light meal with an eclectic menu of Tea Sandwiches, pastries and sweets including freshly baked scones, and an array of herbal teas. 

biltmorewithbushesAn Arizona landmark since opening in 1929, the Arizona Biltmore was crowned the “Jewel of the Desert” and is a favorite among celebrities and U.S. presidents for its distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and luxurious facilities.

With all the new resorts popping up all over The Valley, it’s a treat to experience this elegant, majestic hotel.  It’s like taking a step back in time to an era when simple pleasures were a joyous part of every day life.

Arizona Biltmore Resort
2400 East Missouri Avenue, Phoenix

Afternoon Tea is served Thursday through Sunday
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Tea Lounge
Biltmore Grand Tea is $36 per person
Biltmore Royal Tea with Kir Royal is $46
Tax and gratuity are additional
Reservations are recommended

Photos courtesy of flickr and the Arizona Biltmore

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