Getting Cozy With Afternoon Tea at The Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele

With temperatures dipping into the 60’s during our little holiday getaway to Lanai, afternoon tea seemed like a good way to warm up. Besides, I’m always looking for places to have tea and dainty sandwiches and desserts.

Afternoon tea at the Lodge is served only on Friday and Saturday afternoons in the Great Hall or in the Bar. I chose to enjoy the light fare right in the middle of the Great Hall, on the big, leather chairs surrounding the tree trunk dining table.

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TeaLeaves provides their rather long list of tea selections , 11 choices. Coty had the Shanghai Rose while I had the Love Lanai tea.

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The offerings are typical of traditional afternoon tea service – scones, finger sandwiches, and little pastries, all served on a 3-tier curate stand.

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Here is a close-up of the housemade scones, including rum soaked black currant ones, with Devonshire cream, raspberry jam, and lemon curd.

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And the sandwiches, simple and more traditional (except for the double-decker aspect of a few of the sandwiches):

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Smoked salmon, fennel pollen, on pumpernickel bread (pictured in the center)

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Tuna salad on white toast (alongside the chicken curry on turmeric bread sandwich)

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Black pepper Boursin and cucumber on wheat toast

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Egg salad and pancetta on a soft roll

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Chicken curry on turmeric bread

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The four types of mini desserts:

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Raspberry frangipan

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Passionfruit curd tart

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Chocolate coconut macaron

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Chocolate mini eclair

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Afternoon tea on Lanai…got that crossed off my list. Now, if only the Lodge will bring back their hot chocolate menu.

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Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Lodge at Koele
1 Keomuku Highway
Lanai City, HI 96763
Phone: (808) 565-4000

About Michelle

My loves: going on adventures with my husband and friends, traveling, eating, baking, exploring Hawaii.