Enjoy English high tea with a modern twist of Indian cuisine at Kiran’s – delicious! As long as you get there before 2:30pm, high tea will be served. Complimentary valet parking is offered, but if you prefer to not go that route, there’s a parking garage too.
The hostess immediately greeted us as we walked through the doors. Reservations confirmed and then we were seated to our table. The harpist played the classic canon in D, für elise, beauty and the beast theme song (!!!) music. Not a minute after we sat down, the appetizer arrived shortly. We received a mushroom & feta samosa with fig chutney. It came with a slice of yellow and green bell pepper, cucumber and tomato. Marsala chai with cream and sugar added as your recommended tea to pair with this savory treat.
Our next course – finger sandwiches with Darjeeling tea. Since cream or sugar was not added, you can stir and mix as needed depending on your preference. Darjeeling is delicate in taste, very light and refreshing with my mix of sandwiches. We received the mango chicken salad with pomegranate, English cucumber with mint chutney, tandoor smoked salmon with dill pickles, English peas with pea shoots and cheddar, and vindaloo deviled egg.
The mango chicken salad is my favorite, but I love chicken salad sandwiches in general. I didn’t quite care for the English peas due to the sharp taste of cheddar and sour cream combination or the smoked salmon. My boyfriend loved it and compared it to the salmon in Alaska. At this point, we were getting full.
I’d like to mention that we were never allowed to run out of tea. The experience did not feel rushed and we thoroughly enjoyed the 1.5 hours of good company.
When I visit luxurious places, I tend to get a bit curious on what the ladie’s restroom looks like. Let’s just say if it’s not a restroom, you could probably take lots of gorgeous food pictures on their white marble floors and walls with bright lights! I love their pink grapefruit scented soap too.
Here’s my warm cranberry and orange scone, served with a berry jam, lemon curd and clotted cream on another plate. The scone was a bit dry and crumbly, but never fear, Earl grey tea to the rescue. It’s not my favorite, but I’m already preparing myself for the next course. 🙂
Our server disappeared when this next plate came. Based on my refined 😉 taste, we’re served coconut mango pudding, banana mousse cake, coffee mousse with a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom, pistachio tart with glazed berries, mint leaves and cream on top and a rich bite of chocolate cake. The coffee mousse is the best and saved as our last bite.
At about $50 per person (gratuity and tax included), our high tea at Kiran’s consists of three courses. It doesn’t look like much, but you do leave feeling full and content. Translation: Food Coma.
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