Enjoy Delicacies in a Magic Castle

Dainty flowers gracefully waltz around delicate sugary creations and whimsical cocktails in a magical castle. As the Nutcracker Prince returns to the Land of Sweets, a celebration takes place with delicacies from around the world.

Stories told through taste

In the world of luxury food & beverage, we tell our stories through taste. Hours are spent perfecting techniques and scouring the world for the best ingredients to add nuance and flavor to these stories.

Tea as Muse

TEALEAVES’ Nutcracker and Sugar Plum Fairy blends served as muse for our Executive Chef and Mixologist friends from major cities worldwide. Let their stories and memories of this classic fairytale dance upon your palate in these tea-infused treats.

Infusing Time Into Craft
100+ hours of cupping to perfect a blend of tea

“We taste and taste–and then taste again. It’s a game of balance and blending where color + aroma + taste all play a role to create the perfect palate and articulate the stories we want to tell.”

— TEALEAVES Master Blenders
4+ hours to depict the Sugar Plum Fairy through dessert

“I abstracted my image of this iconic character into a pink “tutu” and string of pearls on a plate. When tasting the tea, I wanted to balance its sweetness with the tartness of raspberry and the fattiness of mascarpone. It took me 4 tries in total to determine the perfect balance.”

— Pastry Chef Sarah Perrells, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
3+ hours to finesse a dish with charred leek

“I first charred the leeks very slowly until it was nearly petrified. I added the tea to the mix, charred it for another hour, and got it to a nice, rich, dark black color. I wanted to take the time, and do the tea and the plate justice.”

— Executive Sous Chef Marck Banagan, The Palace Hotel San Francisco
16 hours to hand mold sugar ornaments

“We spent a day pouring and molding sugar into the shape of an ornament to use as a glass for the cocktail. We then spent a second day painting and decorating each of the sugar ornaments.”

— Christina Mercado, Grace Vanderbilt
Discover the Nutcracker near you

Visit a magic castle and celebrate the holidays with delicacies from the Land of Sweets.

Bal HarbourAcqualinaAfternoon Teaacqualinaresort.com
CalgaryAlberta BalletBalletalbertaballet.com
EdmontonAlberta BalletBalletalbertaballet.com
Los AngelesAndaz West HollywoodHoliday Blendswesthollywood.andaz.hyatt.com
Las VegasARIA Resort & CasinoHoliday Blendsaria.com
ScottsdaleArizona BiltmoreAfternoon Teaarizonabiltmore.com/
AtlantaAtlanta BalletBalletatlantaballet.com
VancouverBallet BCBalletballetbc.com
HonoluluBallet HawaiiBalletballethawaii.org
BostonBoston BalletBalletbostonballet.org
ClevelandCleveland BalletBalletclevelandballet.org
ClevelandCleveland BalletBalletclevelandballet.org/
DenverColorado BalletBalletcoloradoballet.org
ChicagoConrad ChicagoHoliday Blendsconradchicagohotel.com
Fort LauderdaleConrad Fort LauderdaleHoliday Blendsconradfortlauderdale.com
Hong KongFour Seasons Hong KongAfternoon Teafourseasons.com/hongkong/
SeattleFran's ChocolatesHoliday Blendsfrans.com
NewportGrace VanderbiltAfternoon Teagracehotels.com/vanderbilt
VancouverH Tasting LoungeAfternoon Teahtastinglounge.com/
ChicagoLangham ChicagoAfternoon Tealanghamhotels.com/chicago
AtlantaMandarin Oriental AtlantaAfternoon Teamandarinoriental.com/atlanta/buckhead/luxury-hotel
WashingtonMGM National HarborHoliday Blendsmgmnationalharbor.com
MiamiMiami City BalletBalletmiamicityballet.org
Las VegasMirageHoliday Blendsmirage.com
Moscow BalletBalletnutcracker.com
TorontoNational Ballet of CanadaBalletnational.ballet.ca
Las VegasNevada BalletBalletnevadaballet.org
TorontoOmni King EdwardAfternoon Teaomnihotels.com/hotels/toronto-king-edward
SeattlePacific Northwest BalletBalletpnb.org
San FranciscoPalace HotelAfternoon Teasfpalace.com/
PittsburghPittsburgh Ballet TheaterBalletpbt.org
RichmondRichmond BalletBalletrichmondballet.com
WinnipegRoyal Winnipeg BalletBalletrwb.org
San FranciscoSan Francisco BalletBalletsfballet.org
Singapore Dance TheatreBalletsingaporedancetheatre.com
DallasTexas Ballet TheaterBallettexasballettheater.org
Fort WorthTexas Ballet TheaterBallettexasballettheater.org
London, UKThe ConnaughtAfternoon Teathe-connaught.co.uk/
Los AngelesThe Los Angeles BalletBalletlosangelesballet.org
Newport BeachThe Resort at Pelican HillAfternoon Teapelicanhill.com
PhiladelphiaThe Rittenhouse HotelAfternoon Tearittenhousehotel.com
New OrleansThe Ritz-Carlton, New OrleansAfternoon Tearitzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-orleans
New OrleansThe Roosevelt Hotel New OrleansAfternoon Teatherooseveltneworleans.com/
AtlantaThe St. Regis AtlantaAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/atlxr-the-st-regis-atlanta/
Park CityThe St. Regis Deer ValleyAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/slcxr-the-st-regis-deer-valley/
HoustonThe St. Regis HoustonAfternoon Teamarriott.com/hotels/travel/houxr-the-st-regis-houston/
Washington, DCThe Washington BalletBalletwashingtonballet.org
Las VegasWaldof Astoria Las Vegas Afternoon Teawaldorfastoria3.hilton.com/en/hotels/nevada/waldorf-astoria-las-vegas-LASWDWA/index.html
Los AngelesWaldorf Astoria Beverly HillsAfternoon Teawaldorfastoriabeverlyhills.com/

A feast for the eyes awaits with these delicious tea-time treats! Discover recipes that bring the Nutcracker to life.


“As they passed through the gate, which looked as if it were built of macaroons and candied fruits, silver soldiers presented arms, and a little man in a brocade dressing-gown threw himself upon Nutcracker’s neck, with the words: “Welcome, best prince ! welcome to: Confectionville!”

— Hoffmann, E. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. Translated by Mrs. St. Simon, D. Appleton & Company, 1853.

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