Archive | July 2011

Afternoon tea in Nagoya (Marriott Associa hotel)

It’s been a while since I’ve done an afternoon tea…actually not since my birthday high tea at the Ritz. But fear not, I have one planned for this weekend. In the meantime, here is one to tide you over. When I was in Nagoya over Golden Week, I did an afternoon tea there at the Nagoya Marriott Associa hotel for a friend’s birthday. It was standard. Not bad, but not awesome either. But pretty good by Nagoya standards, I’m betting. It’s been over two months now since I went there…so my memory is a little sketchy. The hotel is in the JR tower attached to the Nagoya JR station. Follow the signs within the station. It’s on level 15, same level as the Nagoya station skywalk observatory lookout point.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

It’s a very nice hotel with a busy lobby area.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

In the lobby lounge, called ‘Scenery’ is where afternoon tea is served.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

It was quite busy. Reserve in advance.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

A tea party for four.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea

Here was the top sweets tier:

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

It looked very cute!

From Nagoya Marriott Tea

And then there were some sandwiches. Not impressed with the mayonnaise over the tomatoes. The Japanese love mayonnaise! They even put it on pizza!

From Nagoya Marriott Tea

The sandwiches weren’t too impressive.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea

But the scones were pretty good though. Scones are such a comforting food. Nothing better than scones with jam and cream and a cup of tea.

From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea
From Nagoya Marriott Tea

The table always gets really crowded at afternoon tea – cups, pots, saucers, plates, cutlery, serving tiers…

From Nagoya Marriott Tea

No tea sampling here. Just choose your one tea blend. Everything was very futsu here. But if you want to partake in afternoon tea in Nagoya this is probably your best bet. Although I did go to one other cafe in Nagoya and also ordered the afternoon tea set there too. Tea set at the Marriott Nagoya is 2500yen. Info here. This weekend, I have another fancy afternoon tea planned…and an even bigger afternoon tea surprise event next month…which I have been keeping secret for a long time now. Can’t wait until the end of August when I can reveal!