Where: Roswell, Georgia Style: French contemporary Tea Selection: 5 loose leaf teas by Harney & Sons Teatimes: Seasonal tea events, check our Atlanta directory Reservations: Required, events sell out well in advance Contact: 770-993-1156 Cost: $40 High Tea à La Bistro Destination Tea Tips: Expect a uniquely themed tea menu at each bistro VG tea date. Because all parties are seated at the same teatime, arrive early to avoid the crush at the hostess stand.
Destination Tea Notes: Having ogled scrumptious photos of previous “high teas” at bistro VG, we come to this $40 tea expecting to be impressed. Unfortunately, though we arrive on time for our reservation, we wait ten minutes to be seated, 30 minutes before tea is poured and a full hour from our arrival time before food is served. Unsurprisingly, the sandwich breads have begun to stale, as if the tea trays had been assembled and sitting out for too long, and the frittata we guess would have been delightful were it not a deflated room-temperature version of itself. At this Mary Poppins themed tea, there is a festive excitement that you can feel, and hear, as the attractive vaulted ceilings and open spaces amplify teatime conversations. We do appreciate bistro VG’s interior of sophisticated white-on-white palette, artisan tea sets by South African designer Carrol Boyes, always delicious Harney & Sons teas and accommodating, friendly service.