Tea Service at Sucre Salon, New Orleans

Tea service!

Sucre Salon offers a sweet tea service on the second floor of the Sucre shop in the Quarter on Conti. To get there, you walk into the boutique

…and up the stairs into the restaurant

To begin, a pineapple-passionfruit Italian soda

and a merigold tea that blooms in the hot water

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First, a tray of baked items including a madeleine
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the tea sandwiches (right now they’re doing their new menu, and that includes gin-cured gravlax finger sandwich, poached chicken and mustard, Hook’s cheddar and cucumber, plus a couple of tarts)
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Now, I do love a tea sandwich. There is a tea sandwich-sized shape in my soul that needs to be filled (when I was a little girl, the fact that my Nanny cut off bread crust and sliced my sandwiches into sweet triangles I took as a sign of love). But I have to say: these were just missing something. And while no one wants to gorge themselves at a tea service, and we all wish to stay mindful of lovely little princess bites, there was nothing served that was just crazy delicious. It was all good, but none of it was great. None, including pastry or chocolate, was special enough to get any extra from the downstairs bakery to bring home for the boys.

Bananas foster, raspberry petit four, chocolates, macaroms, eclair

Just about everything but the sandwiches made their way (some minus a nibble) to my go-box
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