Afternoon Tea at Phoenix Resort Launches “Trendy” Menu

In honor of its 82nd season of its popular Afternoon Tea program, Phoenix’s Arizona Biltmore Resort has announced its upcoming tea menu, starting Nov. 4.  The menu celebrates the foods of today and will be available at the resort through Mother’s Day 2012. Two seatings are available at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Highlights of the Afternoon Tea menu include:
Smoked Salmon with Cream Fraiche & Cucumber, served open-face on pumpernickel
Egg Salad with Sea Salt Tomatoes & Bibb Lettuce, served open-face on egg brioche
Lobster Dill Salad in Profiterole
House Roast Turkey with Arizona Orange Marmalade, on cranberry bread
Smoked Chicken Fig, Goat Cheese, on pecan raisin bread
Prosciutto Melon Lollipops

Among the vegetarian options:
Tomato Confit & Broccoli with Walnut Pesto, Hose-Pulled Mozzarella & Caramelized Onion Focaccia
Minted Cucumber with Fossil Creek Goat Cheese, on onion bread
Wild Mushroom Gorgonzola “Pop”overs
Heirloom Tomato & Caprese with Fresh Basil, served open face
Apple Grape and Almond Profiteroles
Sweet Potato with White Currants & Fig Spread, on walnut bread

Guests may select from the following array of black, green and white teas and infusions:
Black: Bombay Chai, Pomegranate Blackberry, Hazelnut Truffle
Green: Green Mango Peach, Cucumber Mint
White: Ginger and Pear, White Ambrosia,
Herbal Infusions: African Solstice, Flora
Biltmore Blends: Sage, Blueberry Green Tea

Each month will feature a different freshly baked scone and dessert menu, including themed seasonal menus. The December holiday dessert menu is set to offer a White Chocolate Peppermint Scone and sweet treats like Egg Nog Spiced Pound Cake and Gingerbread Mousse Swan. Arizona Biltmore’s Afternoon Tea is $36 per person, or $46 with a cocktail; children under 12 are $26. Tax and gratuity are additional. 602.381.7632, http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/.

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