What better way to ring in Mother’s Day or the royal wedding than with afternoon tea? Chef McEwan samples cookies, finger sandwiches and sweets fit for a queen, or your queen — Mom.
Mark McEwan samples T.O.’s best afternoon tea treats in time for mum & the royal wedding
1 WINNER LIBRARY BAR AT THE ROYAL YORK “These to me, at first glance, look the best. These are certainly the tastiest sandwiches, and I like the macarons and the key lime tart,” says McEwan. 100 Front St. W., $50/person 2 SUGAR RUSH SORELLE AND CO. “There’s a big assortment of pastries. The macarons are very good, and the chocolate crinkle cookies are very nicely done,” says McEwan. 1050 Rutherford Rd., $50/person 3 SAVOURY SATISFACTION MoRoCo “This is definitely the most modest. The curry chicken salad sandwich tastes good, and the macarons are pretty good too,” says McEwan. 215 Madison Ave., starts at $16.95/person 4 PERFECT SCONES T-BUDS “The scones here are very traditional and are the perfect size. The sandwiches also have a nice look to them,” says McEwan. 3343 Yonge St., 2nd Floor, $30-$32/person
CHEF’S TIP “English tea could really be reinvented with open-face sandwiches and little crostinis,” says McEwan.