That’s what makes Afternoon Tea at the Umstead Hotel and Spa such an experience.
By reservation only, high tea enthusiasts can nibble on: Prosciutto & Fig Cucumber, Cream Cheese Rotisserie Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese Profiterole, and Smoked Salmon Vol au Vent finger sandwiches.
Another Brig’s specialty is golden waffles topped with whipped cream and strawberries.As well as warm, buttermilk scones served with Devonshire cream and fruit preserves and some seasonal pastries.Teas include: Himalayan Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Pomegranate Acai, Orchid Oolong, Sencha, Green Tea Passion and Silver Jasmine. When combined into a soft sticky dough, add walnuts and squidge together. Next, whisk the honey in with the yeasted water; add walnut paste and stir into the dry ingredients.
Maybe it’s something about the blend of gruyere, white cheddar and Parmesan cheeses hugging the macaroni noodles or the texture of the crust that makes even the most rain-soaked moments of life suddenly feel brighter.