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Taking Tea at PECHE PATISSERIE (Trinidad)

Long before we became coffee addicts, tea was our first love.

Tea is what we reach for on a rainy day or when an afternoon pick-up is in order.  Add treats of the savory and sweet ilk and we are in food and beverage heaven.  Thankfully PECHE PATISSERIE has rolled out an afternoon tea service that beautifully meets all your tea needs.  Link to all our Peche tea pictures.

With an invite in hand from Chef Khalil Ali, we headed to PECHE a few weeks ago to sample the afternoon tea along with Corey from Learning Patience.

The tea menu features Coconut, Vanilla, Pomegranate, Chamomile and High Mountain Green Tea.  Coconut was our choice, a black tea infused with the flavour of coconut, yielding a nutty and a touch of creaminess without any milk being added to the tea.  (Full menu with savories & sweets is here.)

Afternoon Tea Peche Patisserie Trinidad

Tea selection in order, we moved on to PECHE’S savory hors’ d’oeuvres — Egg & Alfalfa (a perfectly boiled egg, creme fraiche, chive and alfalfa sprouts); Smoked Salmon (salmon on whole wheat & spelt bread with mache spread); and the Chevre & Bell Pepper (goat & cream cheese blend on a mini croissant topped with toasted almonds).

Smoked Salmon Peche Patisserie Trinidad

“Smoked Salmon” at Peche Patisserie (Trinidad)

These almost bit-sized savories rose to the tea occasion and perhaps in a nod to the importance of mindful eating, the smaller portions force you to slow down and really focus on the food between sips of tea.

With a touch of sweetness, a diminutive citrus cream scone, croissant and pain aux chocolat marked the transition between savory and delightfully sweet. Condiments were also on hand for the scones and viennoiserie — Tahitian Vanilla Bean Mascapone, French Butter and a Jasmine & Strawberry Confiture.

Scones Peche Patisserie Trinidad

Scones & Viennoserie at Peche Patisserie (Trinidad)

Now we had reached the delightfully sweet end of afternoon tea at PECHE PATISSERIE.  Well known for its beautiful desserts, the glacé (glazed) and au sec (dry) petit fours did not disappoint.

The glace petit fours on offer were the Pave du Roy, which we’ve enjoyed many times at PECHE, and the Baba au 1919 Rhum.  How could anyone not love a rum-soaked cake dressed with a fresh housemade passion fruit creme and strawberries?

Very small bites were the strategy here as we didn’t want this most special mini-cake to end.

Baba au Rhum Peche Patisserie Trinidad

Baba au Rhum at Peche Patisserie (Trinidad)

We also tried the au sec petit fours (Langue de Chat, Coconut Dacquoise and the Profiteroles), but it was the Baba au Rhum that stole our heart and will surely steal yours too.  Link to all our Peche tea pictures.

PECHE’s Afternoon Tea is $350 for two people and is offered Tuesday-Sunday starting at 3pm. Reservations are highly recommended for tea service.

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3 thoughts on “Taking Tea at PECHE PATISSERIE (Trinidad)

  1. Pingback: Tea’s On! Trinidad’s Afternoon Tea Services | TriniChow

  2. I share your sentiments to some extent Joanne; not about Peche though, cause I haven’t managed to ever seem to be able to stop by to pay them a visit yet. Nevertheless, it seems that the young and budding ‘corporate world’ (their highly overpaid employees, much rather) are seeking the next best places to visit to show their grand ability to be able to purchase overpriced foods with fancy names, just to impress themselves that they can afford to do that kind of thing.
    Meanwhile, those who are willing to pay anything to be with the ‘in crowd’ will be gullible enough to spend money on a great ambiance with poor service, bad tasting and over priced food and some alcohol that possible contributes to the fact that they don’t even realise that they are paying for almost nothing that is worth it.
    I really wish I could say that I have an absolute favourite restaurant in Trinidad (except the Waterfront Restaurant at Hyatt) where I could go often and feel satisfied that every visit would be worth the time (and money) spent.
    Still hope to visit Peche though and make my own observations to see if they line up with the raves that they get on TriniChow.

  3. To be sure it all looks lovely. I heard so much about this place and went once. it will be my first and last. The stunning dessert plate looked too good to eat. And that turned out to be so – the dessert tasted old, waxy, sweet and tasteless. I returned it and asked to take it off the bill. They did so with no fuss. I asked the wait staff if they tasted it, they did not and gestured towards the ‘manager’ who never stopped his conversation to attend to my situation. So I didn’t stop myself from leaving quickly, never returning, and sharing this note. It surprises me that with so much choice now for eating out in Trinidad this has done little to serve the consumer (except for a bright spot here and there) – either in quality of food or service. It seems it is only one owner and one culture dominating every restaurant with the same look good to disguise the corners we cut. Fascinating business model and impressive that so many places stay open. Have our taste buds been so corrupted we are numbed? Definitely over rated.

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