Updates include a redesigned setting, refreshing tea cocktails and modern bites
Austin, USA, 2022-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting August 1, 2022, locals and Austin visitors will once again be able to experience the renowned Four Seasons Hotel Austin afternoon tea, complete with several exciting updates. Dubbed “A-Tea-X,” the new afternoon tea will be available Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Live Oak.
“Since we last offered afternoon tea, Live Oak received a full redesign so we thought it only fitting to take a more modern approach to formal tea service,” says Frank Tosti, Director of Food and Beverage at the downtown Austin hotel. “The experience is still upscale, but at the same time it embodies Austin’s youthful vibe.”
Besides the new name and setting – guests will be able to sit inside Live Oak’s comfortable interiors or on its wraparound deck, with views of Lady Bird Lake and gardens below – the enhanced offering features new tea-inspired cocktails and light bites that better reflect Austin’s culinary roots.
For example, in lieu of traditional cucumber and watercress sandwiches, savoury options include miniature smoked brisket sandwiches, chicken salpicon bites and mango shrimp cocktail, with desserts such as bite-sized chocolate tacos and matcha profiteroles taking the place of customary tarts.
The full Afternoon Tea menu continues to allow guests to choose from several organic hot teas. However, in deference to summer temperatures and Austin’s mixology culture, two refreshing cocktails are also available: the My Darling Earl, featuring milk-washed bourbon, Earl Grey simple syrup and Angostura bitters; and the Sea & Sky, made with butterfly pea tea-infused gin, butterfly pea tea-mint simple syrup, lime juice, ginger ale and Topo Chico.
A-Tea-X is USD 62 per person, which includes one pot of hot tea or one cocktail, plus the savoury and sweet food items. Reservations are required and must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 512 685 8300.
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Source: Four Seasons Hotels & Resort