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The Pfister® Hotel Welcomes Back Treasured Afternoon Tea Tradition

October 22, 2016 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

Friends and family can once again look forward to experiencing an elegant traditional high tea reminiscent of the 18th century with the return of The Pfister® Hotel’s popular Afternoon Tea. A treasured memory for many, Afternoon Tea takes place Friday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons beginning October 21, 2016 through April 2, 2017.


The Afternoon Tea experience at The Pfister Hotel is unlike that of any other. Located in Blu, on the 23rd floor of the hotel, guests are welcomed by panoramic views of Milwaukee’s skyline and Lake Michigan. Guests enjoy a tableside tea blending, presented in all-silver service by a Pfister Tea Butler, paired with fresh scones, sandwiches and pastries.

“Our afternoon tea service is very special as we have our own Tea Butler who educates our guests on each tea offering and blending options as well as distinctive aromas of each variety. The Tea Butler’s personalized attention to making sure each cup of tea is brewed to the correct temperature makes for a cherished experience. As we approach the busy holiday season, we encourage all family members and friends to take a few hours out of their busy day to treat themselves to this beloved tradition,” said Tim Smith, general manager of The Pfister Hotel.

The Pfister Hotel is proud to offer a fine selection of Rishi Teas in 12 varieties, including its signature blend, Pfister 1893, exclusively crafted in 2013 in conjunction with Milwaukee-based Rishi Tea. Pfister 1893 features a blend of jasmine and wild-rose scented white teas infused with rejuvenating peppermint and calming lavender. Menus vary from traditional, sweets, vegetarian and gluten free. The high tea experience is complete with delightful music by a harpist, a cozy fireplace and fine selections of Veuve Cliquot or Veuve Cliquot Rose.

For ladies and gentlemen twelve years and younger, an “All Grown Up” menu is available featuring warm sipping chocolate, lemonade, cider, Vermont ham & cheddar finger sandwiches, herbed chicken salad tartelettes, traditional scones and mini chocolate ganache cupcakes.

Afternoon tea originated in England in the 1800s, and was often served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock. Women would wear long gowns and men their finest suits while they socialized over delicacies and delights.

People of all ages interested in experiencing The Pfister’s Afternoon Tea are invited and encouraged to reserve early for this popular series. Seatings are available at 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 414-935-5950 or emailing Private bookings for groups between 12-30 people are also available by contacting Kerry Doyne at 414-298-3147.

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