Time to Enjoy Holiday Teas, Christmas Ales and More

Afternoon tea hits the spot during the holidays. (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

Afternoon tea hits the spot during the holidays. (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

Holiday Tea Time at The Ritz-Carlton SF

If you need a respite from all that holiday shopping, head to the swank Ritz-Carlton San Francisco for some soothing tea.

Take a load off at the 3 p.m. afternoon tea in the lounge, available daily through Dec. 24.

You’ll enjoy a pot of tea, savory finger sandwiches, scones, macarons and other sweets while live music entertains.

Price is $65 per person.

The little ones are sure to love the Teddy Bear Tea, available 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Dec. 14-15 and Dec. 20-24.

Children can bring their favorite stuffed animal to the Terrace Room to meet Stretchy the Elf, Holly Berry and the giant Ritz-Carlton Teddy Bear. They’ll also get to partake in holiday story-telling, sing-a-longs and a photo session with the Ritz-Carlton Teddy Bear. Holiday treats will be served, too.

Aww,  how cute is this Teddy Bear Tea? (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

Aww, how cute is this Teddy Bear Tea? (Photo courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton)

Price is $110 per person. A portion of proceeds benefits the Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation.

For reservations to either tea event, call (415) 773-6168.

Winter-Christmas Ales at The Trappist

The Trappist in Oakland is celebrating Kerstbier, a two-day Bacchanalia today through Saturday that spotlights a bevy of winter-Christmas ales, including a tap take-over with 25 featured beers.

Enjoy Blaugies, De Ranke, Prairie Artisan, St Bernardus, Kerkom, Slaapmutske, Struise and many more.

The event starts at 5 p.m. each of those nights. For $25, you get a commemorative Kerstbier glass plus four beer tokens.

San Francisco’s Roka Akor Makes Lunch On The Go A Breeze

Roka Akor, located in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood, just launched its grab-n-go Brown Bag Lunch option, offered Monday through Friday, noon to 2:30 p.m. or until they run out.

Each three-course lunch is $15.  Selections change daily but include a savory sushi roll, salad and home-made dessert — all packaged to take along with you.

One of Roka Akor's Brown Bag Lunch offerings. (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)

One of Roka Akor’s Brown Bag Lunch offerings. (Photo courtesy of the restaurant)

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Date: Friday, 13. December 2013 5:26
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3 comments

  1. 1

    Wow, they brought back the tea service at the Ritz? :)
    Yayyyyyy!

  2. 2

    All tasty looking treats!

  3. 3

    Lotta good stuff going on. Sometime we need to visit San Francisco during December – even more to do (and eat!) than usual. Fun read – thanks.

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