During Princess Half weekend, I was lucky enough to attend a facebook group meet up from the Glass Slipper Group at Afternoon tea at the grand Floridian. They have just changed their menu so I was not sure how it would all work out especially with gluten free eating.
Everything is now ordered in a set, no more pots of tea by themselves. I was able to order the Chesire package which comes with a pot of tea, glass of champagne, and 3 courses-sandwich, scone and dessert.
The chef came out to talk to me and said they could substitute gluten free bread for everything and make me a special dessert.
Everytime I have been here, I have always gotten the Mad Hatter tea as its my favorite. This time I went with our servers recommendation and tried the Eros with notes of vanilla and mandarin orange and was fantastic!
The first course was the sandwiches. I had gluten free bread on all the sandwiches and cheese which was awesome. The next course was gluten free bread (cinnamon and regular) to use with all of the spreads. The last course was dessert where the chef especially made me macaroons!
Overall I had a great time getting to know the ladies I have been conversing with online and the food was great. Since we had a reservation around 4, it actually served as my dinner.
A few tips:
1. Service is very relaxed (read:slow!) so keep that in mind. I enjoy it but don't expect to be in and out in an hour.
2. Their gluten free accommodations were wonderful
3. They are only open in the afternoon (2pm-5pm) and since the service is long, it can be hard to get a reservation
4. It is expensive (we paid 50 each) but it is a hearty meal and they do take Tables in Wonderland!
Anyone else been to get tea at the Grand Floridian?