But a few friends and I took the chance to spend time in downtown Chicago to do some actual shopping, not the online kind, and have afternoon tea at The Peninsula. Luck was on our side! The moment we finished shopping and stepped into The Peninsula, it started pouring out of the blue. We were so thankful!
Plus, we loved our tea experience at The Peninsula! The tea selection was amazing and deliciously strong no matter how many times they refilled my teapot. And the food. YUM. I'm used to those white bread cucumber finger sandwiches at afternoon tea. But the savories were scrummy (scrumptious + yummy)! I loved every selection.
The pastries were so beautiful I didn't want to eat them. But of course I did. My favorite was the pistachio macaron. So light, but flavorful. They also had mini eclairs that made me question how they filled them since they were so tiny! Props to the pastry chef for that kind of skill!
Dress: Piperlime (Similar)
Cardigan: J Crew (Similar)
Teacup Ring: Similar
I know this is the second Chicago restaurant review I've written in a row. But I've been eating out so much this summer that I thought I should share a few highlights. I hope you enjoyed reading this Chicago dining experience!
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