Jewels to feast on: How tempting does that sound? The Waldorf Astoria, Amsterdam, is launching a new autumnal Afternoon Tea, inspired by the Choices By DL jewellery collection from Debora Leeser. Nothing is what it seems in this stunning Afternoon Tea, modelled on Leeser´s colourful precious stones, rings and earrings. These gleaming jewels look deceptively real; the chocolates and bonbons are exact replicas of original gemstones which is what makes this Afternoon Tea a completely unique and indulgent experience.

The Waldorf Astoria, Amsterdam, has acquired a reputation for unrivalled creativity in its themed Afternoon Tea, and this latest venture really takes their mastery to the next level. It was a challenging step for the team of chefs to produce refined patisserie, that translates humble ice creams from edible beach treats into mouth-watering jewels. Executive Sous Chef, Tomas Bron: ¨We always want to exceed expectations with our creative items. It was a wonderfully inspiring process to reproduce the gorgeous jewellery collection as closely as possible and at the same time, for every creation, design a refined, complementary flavour for the patisserie.¨ The Choices By DL Afternoon Tea includes, among other savoury delights, a cornet with tuna, wasabi and furikake; a tartlet with chicken liver and red pepper; an egg and truffle sandwich; and delicious sweets in the form of a champagne and raspberry pearl, coconut and blueberry profiterole, a fig and honey madeleine, a financier of tangerine and pure chocolate, mixed berry cupcakes with violets, and golden lemon meringue tart. This is definitely a menu with something for everyone to enjoy.

The inspiration for this novel Afternoon Tea came from the jewellery brand Choices By DL from Debora Leeser: ¨This is a perfect match, where love and respect for high-quality, creative artisanship blend together¨ said the jewellery designer over the unusual collaboration. After sampling the edible jewels, guests who are interested in the real gems and jewellery can arrange an appointment, via the conciërge of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, at Gassan Diamonds where the Choices By DL collection is produced and presented. To find out more about this new jewellery collection and to view the products, visit

This really seems like the perfect opportunity to truly treat yourself. And with flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam only taking around an hour and a half, this is a great destination for a last-minute weekend away! The unique delicacies of the Choices By DL Afternoon Tea will be served daily from 15.00 – 17.00 until the end of November, and Friday through Sunday you can enjoy the accompanying live piano music. Priced at 52.50 euro p.p., this afternoon treat includes golden caramel tea, a sparkling glass of champagne, and a goody bag.

What could be more indulgent than that?



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