My mother is coming into town this weekend and I'd like to take her to the quintessential mother-and-daughter experience: afternoon tea. My investigations tell me that L'Espalier (weekends only) and Aujourd 'hui (every day) are among the tops; Park Plaza also offers tea service as well.
I'm looking for a traditional experience, i.e. loose leaf teas, finger sandwiches, petit fours. Does anyone have a favorite location that you can highly recommend?