Henry James was an American novelist and critic, who shared his love for tea just those from across the pond in England and Europe. High tea became a fashionable social event in the late 1880’s with the upper class in England; many society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for the occasion.
While we may not get dressed up, especially for such an event, high tea is still regarded as a special treat that many of us royally enjoy. Even to this day, the likes of the Ritz and Savoy in London, England have reservations booked months in advance. It is that popular.
While Aria does not keep to tradition with those hotels in London, with their requirements that a gentleman must wear a dinner jacket at all times, and 2-hour dining limit. They do serve a delightful experience paired with outstanding sandwich selections, freshly baked scones and finger desserts that are simply mouth-watering and belly-busting at the same time.
Accompanying the food is a fantastic selection of teas from all over the world, predominately from England and India, they also have a variety of fruit teas for those who are not so fond of the traditional black tea with their food.
You can add Champagne as another course to your experience. This will set you back around $35.00+ per glass or about $165.00+ per bottle (depending on the brand)
The dining experience for high tea is located on the 23rd floor in Waldorf Astoria, coming out of the elevator the wonderful staff welcomes you to the lounge area that unveils floor to ceiling glass walls to showcase the magnificent view of the Las Vegas Blvd.
The lounge is decorated in a very modern Vegas-style flair with a distinctive mix of elegant décor and luxurious furnishings to make the whole experience very enjoyable.
Costing $54.00ea is value for money, and you can spend as long as you like sipping on bottomless tea without the pressure of having a time limit on your time here.
I would recommend booking a time around dusk to watch the sun fall from the skies of Vegas; you will get to the morphing of a stunning sunset and watch Vegas come alive for the night ahead.
It really is a beautiful experience!