Inspired by Shonda Rhime’s latest hit show Bridgerton, Nashville’s iconic Hermitage Hotel is now offering an afternoon tea befit for royalty. Every Friday through Sunday at 2 p.m. guests will enter the upper echelons of London’s high society for the afternoon, with a commemorative keepsake menu brimming with the hottest gossip from “Lady Hermitage.”
The exquisite afternoon tea features a wide variety of teas and a menu of Royal Kensington Biscuits, Majestic Apricot Crumb Bar, along with a Delightful Chocolate Tea Cake. Tea sandwiches include Cucumber & Smoked Salmon, Herb Cream Cheese, Marble Rye, Asparagus & Parmesan Quiche, Fine Herbs, Darjeeling Poached Chicken Salad, Baby Pears, Walnuts, Brioche. Treat yourself to such delectable accompaniments as Lemon Curd & Butter and Duchess Devonshire Cream, or savory and sweet Ladies Spring Garden Scones.
Afternoon tea has a long-standing history, from high society Londonites gathering to pass gossip to suffragists gathering in the 19th century to discuss women’s right to vote, so carrying on this proud tradition is a natural fit for the Hermitage Hotel, which in 1920 hosted both Pro- Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage groups during a legislative battle over a woman’s right to vote, which ultimately gave women equal voting rights.
The iconic Hermitage Hotel is the longest standing Nashville hotel. Built in 1910, in a group effort by Nashville’s community, this luxury Nashville landmark has been the backdrop for years of traditions, memories and Nashville’s most memorable moments.