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Afternoon Tea (LA) - Baby Shower?

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pongstress May 17, 2007 04:53 PM

Can you recommend a restaurant for afternoon Tea Baby Shower , on the Westside or LA? Hoping for comfortable seating, beautiful surroundings, and yummy food! About 10-15 women.

1) Bel Air?
2) Four Seasons BH?
3) Jin Patisserie? (seating may not be too comfortable?)
4) didn't care for Tudor House or Paddington before
5) Ritz in Pasadena - too far
6) Huntington Library - too far, too crowded
7) Ritz MDR - okay but I don't care for the indoor room/outside area too much

I haven't been to the dining rooms of Regency, Beverly Hills Hotel, Jin Patisserie etc before.

many thanks!!

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    Burger Boy RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 06:05 PM

    It would be a step down from those restaurants but, 26 Beach has a lovely garden and wonderful brunch menu, pour a few mimosas and forgetaboutit!

    310-823-7526

    1. perk RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 06:38 PM

      The Bel Air Hotel is always a good choice for this kind of affair. It's just so lovely....and the food is very good.
      I also like Chez Mimi. There are several spaces to choose from, including an outside patio.

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        Diana RE: perk May 22, 2007 12:53 PM

        Does Chez Mimi do tea?

      2. Honeychan RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 06:52 PM

        I believe Chado Tea has a Westside location. I had my bridal shower at the Pasadena one, and we all loved it. The owners, Devi and Reena -know- their tea, and the food they serve is meant to enhance the tea, not detract from it. If you check the internet, the address should come up. If you look at the menu posted, and the really expansive tea-list..I think you might like what they have.

        I'll be happy to let you know what teas i've drunk from Chado, and what I personally love from them. Plus!! If you like it, they sell per ounce their tea. Well worth it, to me.

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          Dommy RE: Honeychan May 22, 2007 11:52 AM

          They are located on 3rd street near La Cienega

          --Dommy!

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          stacyface RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 07:33 PM

          i love the biltmore hotel in downtown. the architecture is really beautiful and the teas are delish, as well as the yummy food they serve.

          1. Muhlyssa RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 07:39 PM

            What I liked about the Peninsula is they have private rooms. I pressume they charge extra for their use but they are lovely. I don't know the cost but a bridal shower was thrown there for me for about 20 people and it was fantastic.

            As far at the big hotel teas in terms of food, I found the Ritz in Pasadena, the Four Seasons BH and the Biltmore to be disappointing. I like the tea/sandwiches etc best at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.

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              navystreet RE: Muhlyssa May 18, 2007 05:15 PM

              I also found the Four Seasons BH to be very disappointing. The Hotel Bel Air had a wonderful tea in a lovely setting, either indoors or out on their patio.

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                cata RE: Muhlyssa May 22, 2007 02:37 PM

                I would second the Peninsula- private rooms and yummy food.

              2. foleydog RE: pongstress May 17, 2007 08:09 PM

                Fairmont Miramar on the corner of Ocean and Wilshire in SM. Went there a couple of weekends ago, and the tea was divine. The food was good, crustless chicken salad sandwiches, soft, just slightly sweet scones. The only disappointment was the actual tea itself. There is a private room between the main dining room and the patio. The surroundings are quite nice. The cost is about $30 pp, and reservations are required.

                Oh, and if anyone's a member of the Jonathan Club, I enjoyed their tea during a baby shower a couple of years ago. Food was not as good, but we did have a private room.

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                  Obessed RE: pongstress May 22, 2007 02:31 PM

                  Many years ago I planned a friend's baby shower at the Beverly Hills Hotel for afternoon tea. It was a beautiful room and great tea service. (This was probably 5 years ago so I would make sure they still offer afternoon tea service).

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