Palm Beach Daily News
By M.M. Cloutier
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at 12:01 AM
The elegant restaurant in the heart of Via Mizner has been offering a luxe tea that commands its own menu.
Several blends of Tea Forté are featured at Renato’s. Massachusetts-based Tea Forté prides itself on “making no compromises” on the quality of its globally sourced teas.
Renato’s features eight of the brand’s blends ($8 each) ranging from Bombay chai to Earl Gray, Chamomile Citron and Ginger Lemongrass.
Those single-serving pouches are silky pyramid-shaped Tea Forté-designed “infusers” with a wire stem topped with a tiny green leaf design.
The pouches steeped in Tea Forté-designed tea pots, and tea is then poured into Tea Forté-designed cups.
“The teas are wonderful and the presentation is beautiful,” says Jose-Luis Duran, who co-owns Renato’s with his restaurateur and mother, Arlene Desiderio.
A few years ago, Duran said, “My mother had tried it (Tea Forté) in a hotel while traveling and always remembered it fondly, and then my wife and I had been using it at home. So, when the subject of revamping our tea program at Renato’s came up, it was a no-brainer.”
For more information, call Renato’s, 87 Via Mizner, at 655-9752 or visit renatospalmbeach.com