Divino Enoteca does afternoon tea in Italian

Figs in almonds and pistachio cannoli. Those figs! I'd like to by them by the dozen.

Middle layer: Figs in almonds and pistachio cannoli. Those figs! I’d like to by them by the dozen.

Divino Enoteca invited a group of Edinburgh-based food bloggers to try their Italian afternoon tea. With prosecco no less.  And a fig pastry I will rave about for weeks.

It was dreich outside as we sipped wine and eat the latest afternoon tea offering in Edinburgh. Delicious and with a distinct Italian twist, this is what we were served on a classic three-tiered cake stand:

Bottom layer: gnocco fritto with smoked swordfish – soft and savoury; bruschetta – a classic; sundried tomato foccacia with whipped butter.

Bottom layer: bread delights.

Bottom layer: bread delights.

Middle layer: figs in almond paste – my absolute favourite thing, they were lush; cannoli with pistachio mousse – crunchy and rich.

Top layer: panettone with chocolate cream – light and rich at the same time; frozen tiramisu – creamy and with a good hit of coffee.

Everything was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Greedy bloggers cleared the plates with gusto. Did I miss scones? Not for one second.

Divino Enoteca’s afternoon tea experience is £30 for two to share, or add glasses of prosecco and make it £40.

Top layer: panettone with chocolate sauce and frozen tiramisu.

Top layer: panettone with chocolate sauce and frozen tiramisu.

Caroline had afternoon tea at he invitation of Divino Enoteca.

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About Caroline von Schmalensee

Cooking, eating and drinking is fun as well as necessary. I do food for fun and I write for a living. Good food makes the world a more delicious and satisfying place. Good writing, meanwhile, can make the world a less confusing place.

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