Over the weekend I met my mother at Chicago’s Peninsula Hotel for afternoon tea. It’s not often that I find myself alone with a few free hours, so I wanted to make the most of it. And what better way to escape the clutter at home than an afternoon at the Pen!
This month the Peninsula is serving a special pink afternoon tea to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research. Ten percent of the pink afternoon tea service goes to the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Center at Northwestern University.
The service at the Pen was outstanding. The waitstaff came by frequently to refill our tea pots and to see if we needed anything else, yet they never rushed us.
Other afternoon tea options at the Peninsula include an a la carte menu and champagne.