5 o’clock tea at Hotel d’Angleterre
You might think it improbable, but oh yes, it happens here too! And why not? Geneva is famous – unique, in fact – precisely because it’s so very, very international. Luxurious Hotel D’Angleterre situated in a picturesque location on the shore of Lake Geneva, serves five-o’clock tea according to all the traditions associated with the famous English ceremony.
Here, you will find a wide choice of rare sorts of tea from all over the world, and fresh bakery, and special cheesecakes prepared by the recipe of the hotel chain owner herself. And the greatest luxury of all, the cherry on top, so to speak, is the incomparable view of Mont Blanc, cast in a light that can only be called magical – especially if you come to the restaurant at sunset.
At the hotel, you can also acquire the amazing book of recipes written by Beatrice Tollman, the founder of Red Carnation Hotels. The book contains not only the cheesecake we have mentioned above, but other dishes served in the restaurants of the hotel chain too.
The hotel building itself was constructed in 1872 and nowadays makes part of the cultural heritage of Geneva. In 1995, it underwent renovation but lost none of its charm and kept its old English style. The walls here are upholstered with fabric instead of commonly used wallpaper, and the Christmas Tree is decorated by Versace designers.
There is even a rumor that some of the suites have painting of Chagall and Picasso hanging on the walls for the guests to admire – and no, those are not reproductions. Don’t believe it? Well, you can always find out for yourself – become a guest of Hotel d’Angleterre, and you won’t be disappointed!
Hotel d’Angleterre: Quai du Mont-Blanc 17, 1201 Genève