Here are five amazing places in Southern California to toast your mother with a pot of tea and a spot of champagne on Mother’s Day.
1 Montage Beverly Hills
Parq Bar creates an elegant backdrop for Montage Beverly Hills’ famed Afternoon Tea service. Soothing music and an ornate fireplace complement this cherished tradition where hand-painted china designed exclusively for Montage by renowned porcelain artist, Lissi Kaplan, sets the stage for exclusive artisan tea varieties, house-made small bites and deliciously decadent desserts including Orange Creamsicle Profiteroles, Strawberry & Cream Whoopie Pie, Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Rose Water Butter Cream and scones. We advise that you treat mom to Royal Tea, which includes Ruinart Champagne.
225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills (310) 860-7800
2 The Resort at Pelican Hill
The Resort at Pelican Hill offers its Mother’s Day Weekend Tea May 8-10 in its Great Room. The traditional afternoon tea features a classical harpist and scenic ocean views. Teas, coffees, sweets, sandwiches and wines by the glass are also available as a prix fixe menu from 1 to 5 p.m.
22701 S Pelican Hill Rd, Newport Coast (855) 315-8214
3 The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
We love the Pink Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood on offer at the Langham Huntington Pasadena. Here you'll find a variety of the finest teas served with a selection of savory tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream, fruits, tarts, mousse torts and creme brulees—all of which contain different chocolate essences. A grand pink chocolate fountain is the focal point of the tea, with surrounding chocolate sculptural art. We're salivating just thinking about it!
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena (626) 568-3900
4 Tres by Jose Andres at the SLS Hotel
Trust Jose Andres to do afternoon tea a bit differently. Along with the Jasmine Blossoming Tea, your mother will indulge in desserts like pated fruit, rice crispy bon bons and chocolate pop rocks and savory snacks like beet macaroons with goat cheese and smoked salmon sandwiches with coconut. As a special for Mother’s Day, Afternoon Tea guests will also receive 20% off one signature blowout at the Robert Vetica Salon located inside the SLS Beverly Hills that day.
465 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 246-5551
5 L'Auberge Del Mar
Moms are celebrated throughout May at L’Auberge Del Mar’s afternoon L’Tea by the Sea. Offered Saturday and Sunday afternoons in May the stylish L’Tea by the Sea is a delightful way to spend time with mom. Guests gather in the ocean view living room and enjoy champagne, loose leaf teas, miniature sandwiches, scones with fresh made Devonshire cream and an array of bite-sized desserts. L’Tea also includes a glass of champagne.
1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar (858) 259-1515