I used to be invited to expertise the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Roughly three years BC (earlier than Covid) I loved the Christmas Nutcracker Afternoon Tea with my expensive good friend Binny within the Park Room at JW Marriott Grosvenor House London. Quick ahead to now (properly final week), Binny invited me to affix her on a desk she was internet hosting to expertise the resort’s present providing, the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea! After such an amazing expertise the primary time, I used to be excited to attempt the tea this time spherical and to expertise the brand new idea.
We began with a glass of Lanson Champagne with choices of rose or brut on a non-alcoholic glowing wine whereas I acquired to chatting to previous buddies and new. The Covid period and busy life with a toddler imply I don’t get to attend many blogger occasions anymore so I get fairly a thrill from having the ability to go and meet new individuals and really feel just like the ‘previous me’.
We began with an amuse of gin and dubonnet granita – the proper palate cleaning crushed ice with lemon and lime infused with the queen’s favorite cocktail.
There’s an enormous tea choice together with her majesty’s personal favourites – I’m probably not an enormous tea drinker so one thing mild and fruity does it for me and I selected a strawberry tea!
Subsequent up one other few decadent snacks – an egg mayo and a prawn, salmon and caviar chew.
Sandwiches have been the classics ham, cucumber, salmon and naturally Coronation hen – a dish first invented for the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.
When you’re like me scones will come subsequent and these ones are fluffy and luxurious simply determine fastidiously whether or not you go cream or jam first. Both method you’ll be able to’t actually go flawed plus there’s an entire choice of jams supplied on your delectation.
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My favorite pastry was the Valrhona Chocolate biscuit cake. Wealthy darkish chocolate made with British classics – wealthy tea biscuits and topped with a chocolate crown. The queen and I’ve one thing in frequent as a result of it’s her favorite too and it typically served on the royal eating desk.
The fruit cake is a tribute to the Queen’s wedding ceremony cake which weighed 226 kilos and was over 2.7 metre excessive! I like the addition of the postage stamp which is a British icon.
The Platinum lemon posset is one other of the Queen’s favorite puddings and is a deliciously mild and zesty deal with.
The raspberry syllabub is a homage to the Queen’s fondness for selecting raspberries at Balmoral. This model contains white chocolate and a touch of peach.
Lastly is the Nice Room Ice sphere. I like the story of this cake and the hyperlink to the resort itself. The younger Princess Elizabeth discovered to ice skate proper right here on the resort in 1933 when it used to deal with an ice rick. At this time it’s a banqueting corridor however the ice rink lays dormant underneath the present ground. In fact the little ice skate on high is a illustration of this.
Conventional Afternoon Tea: £62.50pp.
With a glass of non-alcoholic Glowing Rosé: £72.50pp.
With a glass of Lanson Champagne: £72.50pp.