I meant to blog about La Cuisson months ago but have not done so. My mentor, LM brought Gator for high tea at this cafe and as a special treat before I left for my field work. I chose this place since I already tried Adonia Tea House (also a treat from a friend from Victoria).
It was mid day and we had a choice of having something light and then go out for dinner or have a more substantial mid day tea. We decided to opt for the latter option - a full fledged brunch set for two which included sandwiches, cakes and of course, tea.
The three tiered serving tray was pretty impressive - I love the gold handle. It looked so regal.
|What a beautiful array of finger food|
The bottom tray had sandwiches, croissants and smoked salmon. I love the smoked salmon. No cucumber sandwiches though - so not quite your typical English tea.
|Savory fare - the smoked salmon was yummy|
|Scones and pastry - cotted cream and jam. Should have supplied more jam.|
Who can say no to sweets - especially chocolate? I especially enjoyed the mango mousse. The cakes were delicious and were not too sweet.
|Sweets for the sweet.|
|Nothing makes me happier than drinking and appreciating the aroma and aesthetics of tea.|
Deco: A cosy set-up. I liked the little corner where we were sitting
Quality of food: 4/5 - I enjoyed my tea. I wished that they had cucumber sandwiches though.
Value for $$: It was not in the range of Fairmont Vancouver (of which I haven't been) but it wasn't exactly cheap either.
Overall Experience: 4/5. The service was pretty good though. The server did explain the range of food offered for the high tea. She was prompt in filing up hot water and yet gave us privacy. I don't mind being back there - but not to have high tea though. I thought it was pretty pricey. I guess the downside of having high tea is that you do feel full initially but then you get hungry again late at night. Gator does get hungry and needs to eat quite often :) (a scary thought)