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Friday, 13 June 2014

Afternoon Tea News.....Hotel Cafe Royal launches new tea!

Hello there,

Welcome back to another afternoon tea news post from Tea With Me and Friends! Today we are sharing with you the news of a new afternoon tea on the block - this time from Hotel Cafe Royal in London.

On Monday 16th June Hotel Cafe Royal launch their The Importance of Being Ernest afternoon tea, which celebrates the arrival of Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Earnest, at the Harold Pinter theatre on 27th June. The hotel has created an exclusive afternoon tea to be held in the Oscar Wilde Bar. Executive Chef Andrew Turner and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Blas, have taken inspiration from the play’s characters and the history to create a unique and playful menu.

The Importance of Being Ernest afternoon tea
Hotel Cafe Royal - photo from website

Guests can enjoy a selection of tea sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes as well as additional ‘savoury terminus’ dishes. Turner has paid homage to the famous cucumber sandwich episode in the play with the inclusion of original ‘cucumber’ sandwiches; a savoury version of  the classic 15th century bun with caraway and icing sugar, filled with pickled cucumber. The selection of tea sandwiches also includes: 

veryman’s smoked wild boar, crackling, pickled apple and English mustard bun 
Gold puff goat’s cheese and wine jelly engagement 
Cured venison and pear chutney sandwich with red onion marriage 
London Cure smoked salmon, quail’s egg and cress Prism 
Original ‘Cucumber’ sandwiches 

Blas continues the theme with a range of pastries including chocolate box ‘n’ ring; Lady Bracknell lollipop and Dandy raspberry regent. The full pastry range will include:

Chocolate box ‘n’ ring 
Lady Bracknell lollipop 
Made in heaven Opera 
Cherry lane Absinthe Green Fairy 
Dandy raspberry regent 

Guests will also be treated to traditional scones with clotted cream and a choice of preserves. The menu is then finished off by a selection of Hotel Café Royal’s famous house-made cakes such as Lemon drizzle, Piccadilly Bunsbury and traditional fruit cake. 

The tea can be enjoyed at £42 per person, or if you fancy some bubbles with your tea it will be £55 per person. For more information please visit the Hotel Cafe Royal website.

Thank you for popping by today,

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