The perfect way to spend your weekend is surrounded by cake, right? Well, If it isn’t then we’re definitely VERY different people. Pretty much every Monday I start planning what food I’m going to eat on the weekend, not going to lie. Last weekend, me and my boyfriend were invited for Afternoon Tea by the lovely folks at NYL at Aloft in Liverpool.
Afternoon Tea is honestly one of my favourite treats. I actually once worked in a Tea Room, so I like to think that I’m quite the Afternoon Tea expert, I know a thing or two about cake, If I do say so myself. NYL stands for ‘New York Liverpool’ in case you didn’t get that, so their Afternoon Tea is inspired by sweet treats and savoury bites from the dreamy concrete jungle.
AN AFTERNOON TEA WITH A DIFFERENCE
Afternoon Tea is really having Its moment. Gone are the days when the tradition was associated with your grandmother gabbing with her knitting pals and complaining that the tea’s too hot, the Afternoon Tea has been reborn. This time It’s modern, it’s fresh and it’s inspired by the USA. The NYL New Yorker Afternoon tea is the perfect modern twist to a tasty classic, you can add cocktails, bubbly or stick with tea, or you can be like me and have both because why not?
When it comes to eating from a set menu, I’m always a little hesitate with being a Vegetarian, however, I was catered for perfectly. I had Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Bruschetta, which was delicious but I’m sure you’re more concerned about the cakes. The cakes included a Chocolate Hot Dog, Apple Pie Donut Rolled in Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate Chip Cookies, NYL Cheesecake of the Day and Macaroons. All of the cakes were amazing, I especially enjoyed the Cheesecake and the Apple Pie Donut. You honestly receive so much food, it’s unbelievable.
The entire experience of the Afternoon genuinely feels so special. First of all, the interiors are stunning. We actually just visited New York and me and my boyfriend both said that we felt as though we were back in a fancy New York bar. I mean, slightly upsetting when you realise you’re still in Liverpool and not The Big Apple, however, it was a delightful little escape for the real world.