Tea will have you feeling in the pink

October is Breast Cancer Month and therefore everyone should expect to see splashes of pink in expected (and unexpected) places. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is stepping up to the pink plate on Oct. 24, with the Positively Pink Afternoon Tea, held in the Silver Palm Lounge. 

Guests will receive a glass of Champagne to start the experience, followed by a traditional English tea service with a pink twist. It will feature scones, fresh Devonshire cream and a selection of jams. All the cakes follow the color theme, including Pink Lemonade Pound Cake, Raspberry Eclairs and Strawberry Vanilla Verrine. 

Those who favor the savory side of things will not be disappointed, as The Ritz-Carlton will also be laying on a spread of sandwiches. 

The Silver Palm Lounge has been offering afternoon tea for a number of years now, but this one is particularly special, thanks to all the extras that guests will enjoy, including a live performance of piano music. 

Lana Tobin, tea sommelier, previously employed at the Shangri-La hotel in Toronto, Canada, will be imparting her extensive knowledge of tea to attendees, teaching the art of unlocking new flavors and tea pairing; and mixologist Chris Hoy, hailing from Australia, will offer a fun and interactive class on how to craft the perfect cocktail. As we head into the holiday season, can you really put a price on such knowledge? 

Guests are encouraged to wear pink and seats are limited, so book as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Reservations are available for seatings from 1 to 4 p.m. and must be made by Friday at 10 p.m. Tickets are $65 plus 15 percent gratuity. 
Call 815-6912 or email [email protected] 
for reservations. 

Pink is the theme color of the Positively Pink Afternoon Tea, so feel free to don your rosiest accessories.


Scones with cream and jam are an integral part of a proper traditional English tea.