Having meandered through downtown we arrived at the Ashton just in time for our afternoon tea appointment.
Unpretentious, the Ashton is brick architecture with modest tile work and molding situated on the corner of 6th and Main. Upon the wall behind the reservation counter hang eight consecutive plaques of the AAA Four Diamond award.
A boutique hotel, the Ashton opened in 2001 as part of the redevelopment of downtown Fort Worth. Combining two historic buildings, the 1915 Fort Worth Club Building and the 1890 Winfree Building, which required five years of extensive work, the Ashton Hotel was born.
Items on the menu:
Pumpkin Mascarpone Soup
Irish Blend Tea
Seasonal Garden Crudites with Orange Sage Cream
Brie & Pear Purses with Balsamic Glace
Assorted Tea Sandwiches
- Smoked chicken breast with honey mustard
- European cucumber with lemon thyme butter
- Smoked ham with apple and gruyere cheese
- Poached gulf shrimp with remoulade
Macaroons and White Chocolate Pumpkin Tartlets
Cranberry Dark Chocolate Scone
Afternoon tea was a meal in itself. We lingered at our table for almost two hours, basking in the relaxed and serene atmosphere. For both of us, this was our first experience of having tea at the Ashton. It was delightful, and I daresay that I will treat myself there again in the near future.
All images ©2012 Sriprae P. McDonald