Afternoon Tea at Coquette Patisserie -- Cleveland, OH

Happy Mardi Gras! I wanted to get this post in before the end of February and it's fitting, because Coquette Patisserie has King Cake today. 

On February 19th Dave and I attended Afternoon Tea at Coquette Patisserie -- this event required registration in advance and it sold out so if you see an Afternoon Tea pop up on Coquette Patisserie's Facebook page make sure to register yourself! Afternoon Tea is an event hosted semi-frequently at Coquette Patisserie -- a quick glance at their past Facebook events showed a December, January, and February tea. However, this is not a monthly event (yet), so if you'd like to attend one keep an eye out and then make sure to book a table.

Afternoon Tea for February consisted of a prix fixe menu which included "a tea sandwich, quiche, French macaron, opera cake, cheesecake and fresh baked brioche with jam & compound butter, and a pot of tea or a french press of coffee."

When we arrived we discovered that we could order Tea for Two and get a slight discount by sharing a pot of tea. We decided to go that route, because we didn't need two tea pots or two french presses along with our tea time samples.

Our tea selection was the Peach Peony made with Organic White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) with peach:


Our food samples arrived in two portions -- the savory samples and the dessert samples. Larger portions of all of the samples were available for purchase. With the Tea for Two, we were able to get double the samples, so you'll see everything times two on our plate.

Tea Sandwich: Made with prosciutto, fresh cucumber, and herb cream cheese on rye. We were able to order ours without the prosciutto.

Quiche: Made with local roasted beet and garlic.

Baby Brioche: Served with honey-thyme butter, pepper jelly, and peach jam.

Its difficult for me to say what my favorite savory sample was -- I really enjoyed both the quiche and the baby brioche with the thyme-butter and pepper jelly. I don't know if I even sampled the sweeter jelly, because the thyme-butter/pepper jelly combination was too good.

Dave liked the layers of flavor and texture that were revealed in each bite of the cucumber sandwich.

For our sweet samples Dave selected a vanilla cardamom macaroon and I selected a chocolate cream macaroon.

Opera: Sponge cake soaked in coffee syrup layered with chocolate ganache, and coffee buttercream. 

Chevre Cheesecake: Mackenzie Cremery goat cheese, served with ginger-apricot compote.

Macaron with Chocolate Cream Ganache. 

Vanilla Cardamom Macaroon. 

We thoroughly enjoyed the February Afternoon Tea at Coquette Patisserie. It was a relaxing hour, we knew going in that the food would be absolutely amazing and for the price we paid everything was well worth it. I don't think this is an event that we'll book every time it's available, because travelling to Cleveland is a bit of a haul for us, but it's certainly something we would attend again.


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