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Monday, 28 November 2016

Festive Afternoon Tea Round Up - The Lanesborough

Hello there,

Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends - we're here today with another festive afternoon tea to make you drool! Today we are featuring the festive afternoon tea from The Lanesborough....

From 25th November - 1st January, The Lanesborough's award-winning Afternoon Tea will take a festive twist, as Head Pastry Chef Nicolas Rouzaud recreates Christmas classics in the form of delicate pastries.

The menu includes....

A selection of traditional finger sandwiches:
Truffle egg mayonnaise & cress
Smoked salmon, caviar & cream cheese
Roast beef, rocket & horseradish cream
Cucumber & mint
Coronation turkey

Homemade scones, fruit preserves, lemon curd and clotted Devonshire cream

Selection of French pastries with a creative, Christmas twist:
Spicy Christmas muffin
Apple and cinnamon doughnut
Mulled wine and pear cake
Mince pie
Praline Rocher
Chestnut tart
Chocolate and coconut finger
Orange mousse sphere and croustillant caramel sable

For more information please visit the Lanesborough website.

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

Friday, 25 November 2016

Festive afternoon tea round up - Four Seasons Park Lane, London

Hello there,

Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends and another Christmas afternoon tea special....this time featuring the Four Seasons Park Lane.

This festive afternoon tea starts with a glass of Champagne, before you move onto the savoury selection:

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry, Whole Grain Mustard and Fig on Brown Bread
Truffle, Egg and Montgomery Cheddar Cheese on Brioche Bread
Maldon Cure Smoked Salmon, With Lemon Cream Cheese and Dill on Brown Bread
Cucumber, English Wasabi and Red Watercress on White Bread
Roasted Honey Gammon Ham, Orange and Clove on Rye Bread

This is followed by Sliced Fruit Cake and scrummy scones - both plain and cranberry.

Finally there are the sweet treats:

Yogurt Cake with Pink Grapefruit Marmalade and Crystalized Chestnuts
Nyangbo Chocolate Yule Log with Pecan Nut and Cambridge Burnt Cream
Cocoa Financier with Red Wine Poached Pear, Gingerbread Cream
Caramelia Chocolate Cremeux with Cinnamon and Candied Orange Choux
Cranberry and Mandarin Macaron

This afternoon tea is available daily from November 26th to January 7th (excluding Christmas Day) and costs £55 per person. For more information pop by the Four Seasons website.

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Festive Afternoon Tea Round Up - The Corinthia London

Hello there,

Happy Hump Day -you're joining us today to take a peek at another festive afternoon tea! This time we are exploring the Christmas afternoon tea on offer at The Corinthia London, which has a swan lake theme.

Relax beneath the glow of the Baccarat Chandelier and sample a range of delicious Afternoon Tea cakes, pastries and sandwiches inspired by the elegance of Swan Lake. Nibble on “Odette”, a delicate white chocolate mousse filled with mulled wine infused plums, and delight in the lightness of a “Pirouette”, a choux pastry with cranberry compote and an orange macaroon.

This afternoon tea feast includes the following:

Classic Olivier Salad on White Bread 
Loch Var Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream and Salmon Roe on Beetroot Bread
Cucumber, Buttermilk and Dill on Black Rye Bread 
Wiltshire Ham, Apple and Mustard on Cranberry Bread 
Corn-fed Chicken, Chestnut Butter and Tarragon on Brown Bread 
Pickled Tongue, Horseradish and Beetroot in a Smoked Bun 

Scones served with house preserves and clotted cream.

Followed by the hand crafted pastries:
Odette- A delicate White Chocolate Mousse with Mulled Wine Infused Plums
Odile- A Dark Chocolate Mousse with a Caramel Crémeux
Medovik- Sweet Honey Cake, Caramel and Sour Cream 
White Russian Éclair- Coffee Pastry Cream with a hint of Vodka 
Siegfried’s Sash- Layered Cherries and Tonka Bean Bavarois
A Clearing in the Forest- Caramelised Pistachio Tart, Candied Ginger and Praline Ganache 
Diadème- Lemon Mousse, Raspberry Gelée and Dacquoise
Pirouette - Choux Pastry, Cranberry Compote and Orange Macaroon

This festive feast is available from 25th November 2016 to 1st January 2017. On the 24th and 25th December guests can also enjoy ballerinas performing in the Lobby Lounge between 3pm-5pm.

For more information about this afternoon tea please visit the Corinthia London website.

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

Monday, 21 November 2016

Festive Round Up - The Langham London

Hello there,

Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends where we are sharing another festive afternoon tea with you...this time it's Langham London and Chef Cherish Finden's tea-riffic Christmas creation....

I have to confess that I am a little in love with this afternoon tea....it's so pretty! I just love the cottage....and that reindeer! 

The festive menu includes:

Festive eggnog

Selection of indulgent finger sandwiches:
Duck egg and oscietra caviar blini
Balvenie whiskey smoked salmon and fennel brioche
Farmhouse stilton, red onion and port relish, walnut bread
Classic Cucumber, cream cheese chives
Smoked turkey, marjoram stuffing, cranberry bread

Selection of warm scones from our Palm Court bakery with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve

Selection of French Pastries and Specialist mini cakes including:
Mini Gingerbread house
Snowflake Macaroon
Pistachio and cranberry slice
Asprey Bauble
Rosehip and Hibiscus

To find out more about this afternoon tea please visit The Langham's website.

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Time for Tea....Lanes of London

Hello there,

Welcome back to Tea With Me and Friends - today we are joined by the lovely Becca, who recently enjoyed an afternoon tea adventure at Lanes of London.....

Afternoon tea - Lanes of London

Lanes of London is a modern British eatery and bar located on Park Lane in Mayfair, whose website features the sentence "Artisan baking with a focus on indulgence and gluttony". Now that's my kind of establishment!

This afternoon tea adventure began with a little tea talk, featuring teas from JING Teas. The talk was very informative and guests had the opportunity to ask questions about the tea....

Tea talk - Lanes of London

Once teas had been enjoyed, the afternoon tea feast was served which followed the traditional format of crustless sandwiches, buttermilk scones and a selection of seasonal sweet treats.....

Becca really enjoyed the sweet treats on offer at this afternoon tea, especially the pistachio macaroons. Everything was fresh and the flavours were well balanced.

Becca commented on the relaxed and friendly service at Lanes of London, which put guests at ease but was still professional. 

For more information about this afternoon tea please visit the Lanes of London website.

Thank you Becca for sharing your latest afternoon tea adventure with us! If you've enjoyed an afternoon tea recently we'd love to hear all about it - leave a comment on the blog!

Thank you for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna