Sunday, October 2, 2016

Afternoon Tea at The Allis {Soho House Chicago}

Just like that, it's October! I had a whirlwind last week of September, starting with a lovely baby shower thrown by K's family last weekend. My mom also visited for the week, and we got a lot accomplished for the baby's nursery. We also relaxed for a few hours with a last minute stop for late afternoon tea service at The Allis before she left town. The Allis is located at the Soho House Chicago hotel in West Loop.

Today I'm sharing a photo recap of our afternoon tea date. The Soho House hotel is located inside The Allis building, which is a historic industrial warehouse that was built in 1907. The Allis is described as a "social space" that serves food all day, including drinks, light bites, entrees, and afternoon tea service. The atmosphere at The Allis is lovely and low key; I highly recommend it for afternoon tea and delicious desserts!

I ordered the Hot Chocolate Pu-erh tea and my mom had the Mallorca Melon, which was our server's favorite tea.

The Hot Chocolate tea tasted amazingly like hot chocolate, without the cloying sweetness you often get in a cup of the good stuff. I made up for this with The Allis' amazing desserts. The first tray included scones with house-made raspberry jam & butter, cream puffs, and lemon curd tarts:

The second tray included berry macaroons, red velvet cupcakes, lemon poppy seed bread, and chocolate ganache cake:

The third tray also included mini sandwiches, with cucumber & cream cheese, smoked salmon, and egg salad. The full spread:

The sandwiches tasted fine, but the desserts really took things up a notch. My absolute favorites included the red velvet cupcake:

And the chocolate ganache cake:

I saved this cake for last and it was worth every chocolatey bite. I also ended up boxing up a few sweets to take home for later. Afternoon tea service at The Allis is $34 per person, or $42 with a glass of rose prosecco. Check out their menu here. The Allis is located at 113-125 N. Green Street in Chicago.

Have you ever tried afternoon tea service?

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