It’s pouring at Hotel Matilda – Russian teas, that is. The innovative, iconoclastic hotel in San Miguel de Allende has broken new ground once again, launching an afternoon Russian Tea Service served in both the bar and the Library Lounge.
“In the spirit and style of Hotel Matilda, we’ve taken a traditional favorite and given it a contemporary twist to appeal to our savvy, well-traveled guests,” said Bruce James, Director of Hotel Matilda. “And we’ve added special Russian flavor by pouring teas that channel the days of the Czars and procuring the tea service china in Moscow.”
The menu combines a variety of both sweet and salty items and four types of tea – two best paired with the sweet snacks and two with the salty ones. Sweets include lemon and chocolate eclairs, lemon and cheese cakes, and assorted chocolates and pastries.
Among the salty snacks are watercress sandwiches, baba bread with cucumber and yogurt, salmon crostini, and tomato and burrata crostini.
Special Russian-blend teas are poured including Kusmi Tea, a renowned Russian tea with a 150-year pedigree, and Anastasia Tea combining black tea with bergamot, lemon and orange blossom. English Breakfast Tea and Green Tea are also available.
Tea service china – including tea cups and saucers, tea pots, sugar bowls and creamers, were purchased in Moscow specially for the Hotel Matilda Russian Tea Service.
“This is an unexpected treat in Mexico, and Matilda may be the only hotel in the entire country offering a Russian Tea Service,” enthused Mr. James.
The Russian Tea Service is offered four days a week, Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It is served in both Múi Bar, with both indoor and patio seating, and the Library, with its three-story atrium and artsy ambience of books and works of art. The cost is 500 pesos (about US$25).
Hotel Matilda is a trend-setting contemporary boutique hotel celebrated for its chic lifestyle-focused guest experience and one-of-a-kind art and culinary events. The ‘Matilda lifestyle’ guest experience combines an award-winning holistic spa; Bar Müi known for its creative mixology; designer rooms and suites; a vibrant art-gallery-like interior – the first and only contemporary ambiance in colonial San Miguel de Allende – filled with an eclectic collection of dramatic contemporary works by noted artists, many specifically commissioned for the hotel; and world-class dining by Enrique Olvera in Moxi. Hotel Matilda was named the #1 hotel in Mexico in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. It is ideally located in the heart of 500-year-old San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of Colonial Mexico and an UNESCO World Heritage Site. For more information and reservations: toll free 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532) or firstname.lastname@example.org. www.hotelmatilda.com