We are so lucky to have the mountains so close to us. With Banff just an hour away, I always feel like we should go more often. One of Banff’s gems is the Banff Springs Hotel. Like a castle among the rockies, this historic hotel is one which we love to visit.
While at a conference there a couple of weeks ago, I had my afternoons free to do what I pleased. I decided afternoon tea for one was in order. Afternoon tea was on the second level of the Rundle Lounge. The view was absolutely stunning!
There was a whole list of teas to choose from, ranging from the classics like Orange Pekoe to some fun ones like Bubble Gum. They had a tea cart holding all the choices and they happily obliged when I wanted to smell them all. I decided to be safe and enjoyed the Earl Grey.
Before the tea even arrived, my lovely server brought a bowl of fruit to start, a palate cleanser.
This was followed by a couple of warm scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Scones and clotted cream – yum!
Next came the three tiered tray filled with sandwiches and dessert. The sandwiches were so tasty and included egg salad, smoked salmon, heirloom tomato, grilled vegetable and waldorf chicken. These were so good and were more than enough to fill me up. My favourite was the smoked salmon and the grilled vegetable.