In the months, days and weeks leading up to your wedding, there are countless parties and gatherings in your honor. For those looking for elegant space with French mid-century modern flair and multiple types of seating areas, Salon Restaurant by Sucré in the French Quarter is a tantalizing option. The Spring Tea seems tailor made for a bridal shower or intimate thank you to your maid or matron of honor for all of her hard work.
The delectable menu by Chef Tariq Hanna offers a well-crafted blend of sweet and savory. The three-course tea — which despite the seemingly delicate offerings we found as filling as most three-course dinners — combines elements of a traditional English tea, with contemporary touches. It’s kicked off with four finger sandwiches in egg salad, cucumber cheddar, gravlax caper and ham Dijon. Next, nosh on baked goods including pain au chocolat, currant scones, rose madeleines and lemon shortbread. Finally, nibble a round of five sweets, from raspberry petit fours, chocolates, vanilla eclairs, elderflower and strawberry trifle and Sucré’s signature macarons. We ended up taking most of the sweets home in a sweetly packaged little go-bag. Win-win!
Pick from either the $35 per person menu, which comes with a selection of tea from the extensive menu or house made Italian soda; or the tea with a tea cocktail or glass of prosecco for $45.
Guests can reserve spaces on the balcony overlooking Conti Street, in the dining room, the lounge or the private dining room or rent out the entire restaurant.
Salon Restaurant by Sucré, 622 Conti St., 504-267-7098, www.restaurantsalon.com.