Thursday, June 21, 2012

Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte's Urban Sip

Clockwise from top: Maine lobster with tarragon Aioli, marinated mozzarella, tomato and basil, Smoked Salmon with dill cream cheese, egg salad; middle: Tanglewood Farms chicken salad.

For Mother's Day I treated my mom to afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte's Urban Sip. I am a sucker for traditional teas, especially when they include such thoughtfully presented nibbles and such delightful service. My favorite items were the lobster roll and the egg salad as well as the scone and the chocolate and salted caramel tart - the tart was so good we bought a larger one to take to my grandmother! We also had the opportunity to try several different loose leaf teas. Urban Sip is located on the 15th floor of Charlotte's Ritz-Carlton. It is primarily used as an evening lounge/bar, offering many wine and scotch selections, a full bar and light fare.

Clockwise from top: Chocolate and Salted Caramel Tart, Opera Cake, Tiramisu on Chocolate Sponge, Signature "Bar Cocoa"; middle: Housemade S'more.

Tea selection.

White chocolate and orange scones with house-made preserves and Devonshire Cream. I love clotted cream!

Bar Cocoa dining area.

Downstairs at Bar Cocoa you can buy all kinds of goodies including pastries and coffee.

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