Thursday, 20 January 2011

Food for Thoughts: "tea for two and two for tea..."


Recently I took my Mum to have tea/champagne at the Trianon Palace hotel for her birthday. Rob and Mandy's Food for Thoughts meme came to mind! It doesn't look like much but I can assure you it was delicious. Nuts, Japanese crackers and pistachio macarons.
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Récemment, j'ai emmené ma maman prendre le thé/champagne au Trianon Palace pour son anniversaire. J'ai tout de suite pensé à Food for Thoughts de Rob et Mandy à Barcelone parce que ça n'avait l'air de rien ces noix, ces "trucs japonais" et ces macarons à la pistache mais que c'était bon !

32 comments:

Becky said...

Sounds delicious and looks like a fabulous place to enjoy it! Joyeux anniversaire a ta mere!

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful place to take your mother for tea and champagne! Such a lovely way to celebrate. The pistachio macarons are fascinating.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jacob said...

Well, I would enjoy all of it, especially the nuts and pistachio macarons. I love everything pistachio! I think I'm addicted!

What an elegant place to bring your Mum to lunch!

Re the Reunion Center at Stone Creek - I have no clue why it is called that, but I shall try to find out!

My problem often is: Je ne comprends rien. (Or did I use that one on you before? Whatever, it's good practice...)

brattcat said...

Lucky Mum. Such a beautiful, wise, thoughtful, clever daughter. Hope every little bite pleased you both.

bfarr said...

I'll have mine with honey please :)

Randy said...

Looks like a fabulous place. I hope you two had wonderful time.

Jack said...

It appears to be an elegant place. Is it the kind of place where you have to whisper? And, by now is your mother used to you taking photos of the food whenever the two of you get together? Nice photos, Ciel. Glad the two of you had a good time. (My birthday is in August . . . )

T. Becque said...

It looks positively delicious and refined. Your mom must have loved her time with her daughter, sweet thought.

Dave said...

It looks fantastic, and a lovely place to mark the occasion.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My wife loves tea, and we often celebrate people's birthdays at tea at the Phoenician Resort, which is very near our house in Scottsdale. After champagne, we can order from a menu of lots of types of tea, and they bring about 6 types of sandwiches, followed by 4 types of scones, followed by about 6 types of desserts. The server always says "If you cannot decide, you may have one of each" and we always do.

James said...

Looks like a very nice place. Sounds like a wonderful time.

Orin said...

Champagne and pistachio... an interesting combination of flavors, for sure!

__Orin
Scootin' Old Skool

Olivier said...

je garde les macarons, mais pour moi ce sera un café avec un 1/2 sucre, merci

Malyss said...

thé et champagne?! voilà un melange que je n'ai jamais tenté!En voilà une maman gâtée!L'ndroit a l'air très cosy..

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with Malyss, and I'm curious!I think you are so elegant!
And Congrats for you mommy, how sweet you are!I bet she loved this surprise!
And I need to try "macarons", in fact it's not easy to find in Luxembourg, maybe next time in Paris?
*** Love that chandelier light, it's so chic!
bises
Léia

Diane said...

What opulent suroundings. It looks lovely. xxx

ALAIN said...

Une tasse de champagne ou une coupe de thé ?

VP said...

I'll skip the the tea for all the rest!

FrancescPhoto said...

Excellent shots!!! Salut!!

Francesc, Barcelona

http://balapertotarreu.blogspot.com

Woody said...

That's a nice treat for both of you. I'm guessing that you have champagne that is not available elsewhere and the pistachio macarons sound pretty yummy.

Halcyon said...

It looks fancy! A perfect idea for a birthday celebration. I'm sure your mum loved it. :)

Kaori said...

Ohhh that looks good! I love macarons ;-D

Small City Scenes said...

It looks like a wonderful place for tea with Mum. I am at my Mother's also.
MB

Bergson said...

tu prends le thé et le champagne en même temps ?

Thérèse said...

It sounds like a must when one is nearby!
Or would you recommend Ladurée?

Dina said...

How good it is that we have birthdays.

Rob and Mandy said...

Tea and champagne, what a lovely idea!
And the verification word down there is... liesse!

Loree said...

I can;t believe that I've been to Paris and did not taste the famous Macarons!!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

How lovely! I'm glad you shared this day with us.

Sharon

Leif Hagen said...

What an elegant, scrumptious teatime for two! You and your Mum must have felt like baronesses!

anjoe playhouse said...

It just look great - and being together with ones mom makes it even more great :-D
Have a nice week!

Alain Alexandre said...

Je te confirme c'est très bon; en plus si tu peut partager avec ta maman instant d'amour.