One Lump Or Two?
Of course, you could take your afternoon goûter in the Salon Louis XV, a palatial reception room with inviting burgundy damask chairs and sofas, mirrored walls, and ornate dark wood furnishings. Or maybe you would prefer a steaming cup of Ceylon at a table beside the library’s original 1854 fireplace, surrounded by leather bound tomes of 19th century French literature.
We are partial however, to the Presidential Suite tea, a private experience that takes place in what seems more like a luxurious apartment than a hotel room. Your dedicated butler will escort you back to your suite and open the doors to a classical pianist playing soothing music on a Steinway grand piano. A chef from the hotel’s two Michelin starred restaurant, Le Gabriel, will join you there to prepare a delightful afternoon tea fit for a gourmand.
La Réserve Paris Hotel & Spa originally served as the primary residence of the Duc de Morny, Napoleon III’s half-brother.
Make yourself comfortable in the 140 square meter apartment, outfitted in velvet fabrics and hand-picked antiques, and featuring a private bar and wine cellar stocked with Grand Cru wines. While the chef boils water for your tea to exactly 70° Celsius in a temperature-controlled kettle and your butler prepares the table, enjoy the comfort and seclusion of your surroundings, or take in the unobstructed views of the city’s Golden Triangle monuments from your private balcony.
Select an herbal, white, green, or black tea from Dammann Frères to accompany your goûter and at your leisure, sit down to the artfully prepared savories and sweets prepared for your tea. The only thing missing? Champagne, which your butler has waiting on ice for the moment you’re ready to toast.
To reserve the Presidential Suite at La Réserve, or to organize a Presidential Suite Tea during your upcoming reservation with The Leading Hotels of the World, contact [email protected].