Afternoon tea at Casa Loma

I learned about the event on the Casa Loma website as I was looking for archery classes I could take with BP. Instead, I found something else. Now normally Casa Loma does not serve afternoon tea. But for a special event, they had afternoon tea this past February. #laterblog? It was actually more like brunch since the event started at 11AM.

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Afternoon tea took place in 3 different parts of the castle. We ended up in the Billiards Room.

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It wasn’t like traditional afternoon tea. They had stations outside where you could pick up your tea and they also had sandwich & dessert stations(they just made it there – they had servers bring it to you).

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It was done in collaboration with David’s Tea and you had a choice of two teas. Read My Lips [Click Here] and Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait [Click here].

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We picked the Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait as it sounded delicious and it was!

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Our server came and brought us our sandwiches. The typical fare at afternoon tea (bottom to top): Cucumber sandwich, croissant with egg salad, chicken salad tart, not quite sure what that one was since this is BP’s plate, a scone and another goat cheese tart which I plopped on his plate. The scones were served in conjunction with our sandwiches. Mind you, later on the servers came around with extra scones and croissants! YUM :)

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They had servers dressed like French maids bringing out a tray of sweets. You had a choice of one but you could always get more at the dessert station outside.

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You also had the option to purchase alcoholic drinks.

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The prosecco was delish!

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After our tea/brunch, I took BP around Casa Loma. We were at Sir Henry Pellatt’s quarters overlooking the lobby and you can see a cake tower!! You were free to grab cupcakes, macarons, and whatever else they had off the tower. It was great.

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At the end of the tour, all afternoon tea ticket holders were given a gift bag to take home. This is our loot: A coupon for a free cup of tea at David’s Tea, a pouch of Jasmine Silk Dragon tea leaves (I actually already bought this and had some at home), Marc Anthony’s Oil of Morocco sample, Lindt chocolate and a bunch of savings at different restaurants. [Quatchi is wearing Duffy’s sweater. Thanks to Suki for helping me get it.]

It was a definitely fun time.

While they don’t normally have afternoon tea at Casa Loma, they do have other events like teddy bear parties, ghost hunts, treasure hunts, and archery – just to name a few.

Website: Casa Loma events
Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON M5R 1X8

Website: David’s Tea

Categories: Reviews, Travel & adventures

2 comments

  • Yuks

    Oh my gosh, this sounds like so much fun! That cake tower <3 The loot bag sounds very cool too.

    I miss doing stuff like this with you. When I get back, we'll have activities every weekend to make up for lost time. I mean, we'll practically be neighbours!

  • suki

    Gosh I don’t like to complain about my city much but you guys always get the best stuff!!! Quatchi looks adorable in his sweater! When I was buying yours I wanted to buy one too but I held myself back haha

    Everything looks so gorgeous! Thanks to school and the weather here I haven’t had afternoon tea in a long time but my friend and I plan to go somewhere out of the city to a tea house. In fact I asked her to go last year but we didn’t end up going, then recently she brought up this tea house that was getting popular and I remarked “I asked you to go there last year!”.

    Have you ever done archery before? I tried it a few times during highschool.

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