You can feel the excitement in the air with The Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff) launching in a matter of days.  Shangri-La Toronto, located in the heart of the city and a Hospitality Partner,  has launched a movie-inspired High Tea. 

An ode to movies past and present the pastry team led by Head Pastry Chef Calvin Wat has reimagined the traditional tea.   Elevated tiers of nostalgic Canadian movie snacks are accompanied by a choice of eleven premium teas, from traditional black teas (blend of Ceylon and Indian teas) to golden-coloured Tie Guan Yin (originated in 18th century China) or the Shangri-La Signature Blend Black tea.

Served in the very comfortable confines of the beautiful  Shangri-la lobby.  Each tea is served with a flute of champagne, prosecco or a non-alcoholic bubbly.  While you munch and sip, live music serenades your tea experiences.

Guests can expect to titillate their taste buds with a spin on the peanut butter cup and the mars bar, along with honeycomb caramel popcorn and delicious foie gras donuts. Scones are served with a Syrian-inspired fig jam and clotted cream.  Savouries include a hot dog brioche and a Napolean of Nachos, think haute cuisine movie food!

This speciality tea is available through the month of September 2022.  See the full menu here

Shangri-La Lobby
Head pastry Chef Calvin Wat presenting his Tiff Tea creations
Hot dog Brioche (all ingredients locally sourced from farms) and Napolean of Nachos (crispy crunch of light pastry and cool flavoured burrata)

Wickedness in a bite Foie Gras Donut

Peanut Butter Cup, Shangri-La Rocher and Mars bar-inspired chocolate bar

Delight in Memories of the Movies Afternoon Tea: Cost $98 + taxes per person, inclusive of a complimentary glass of sparkling or mocktail. For more information or to make reservations, please call +1 647-788-8281 or e-mail [email protected] 

Tiff Feature Cocktails

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 8th-18th, 2022. The Shangri-La Toronto hotel is the perfect spot to celebrity watch as you sip Tiff-inspired movie cocktails. Feature cocktails from the festival line-up include The Glass Onion from the film Glass Onion: A knives Out Mystery.

If you looking for something more pretty and delicate try The Woman King inspired by the movie Woman King.

See the full menu here and be wowed by Bartender Giovanni Zapata and mixologist teams creation at Shangri-La Toronto.

Note my tea experience was hosted by Shangri-La Toronto.