The Langham, London has launched a fabulous Afternoon Tea from the 6 April 2016 inspired by classic Wedgwood collections, with very pretty butterflies and daisies signifying the start of spring and a much welcomed, brighter and warmer new season.
The ‘Paisley Parcel’ is a moist chocolate offering enhanced with Kahlua and double espresso. An amaretto taste is also incorporated and the ‘icing on the cake’ represented by white chocolate buttons with a bespoke white and blue paisley Wedgwood design.
The ‘Butterfly Bloom’ takes inspiration from the Wedgwood collection of the same name, featuring a buttery shortbread tower with salted caramel. Two hand crafted butterflies at its peak represent the bloom of spring and the new florals blossoming. This was AMAZING.
The ‘Yuzu for You’ offers an exciting mixture of the sweetness from the Langham No. 150 chocolate balanced with the acidity of the ‘yuzu’, a citrus fruit originating in East Asia. A kick of chocolate is added with the Langham’s bespoke ‘No. 150’ chocolate. The taste is rounded off with a crunchy chocolate sable.
The Wedgwood Wild Strawberry comprises of a wild strawberry ‘pâte de fruit’ and pistachio cream macaroon, replicating the ‘Wedgwood Wild Strawberry’ design. The final pastry of ‘Hathaway Rose’ incorporates Lemon Victoria sponge, with a raspberry and lime jam.
Pastries are accompanied by plain and raisin scones in addition to delicious sandwiches which include Truffled duck egg brioche, Smoked salmon asparagus and rye, Cucumber with cream cheese and chives, Peppered beef pastrami with red Leicester coleslaw and Corn-fed chicken with golden sultana on carrot bread.
I was invited to the press preview of this amazing afternoon tea and it was so delicious. My personal favourites were the Butterfly Bloom and the Paisley Parcels. The salted caramel was just so scrumptious.
We even got to see a replica Duchess of Bedford!
The sandwiches were so tasty and my favourite was the Corn-fed chicken with golden sultana on carrot bread.
The new collection is priced at £49 per person, £59 per person including a glass of N.V Laurent- Perrier Brut Champagne and £64 per person including a glass of N.V Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Rosé. Available from 6th April with sittings at 1.00pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm.
If you are following ‘Bake Off: Crème de La Crème’, which is on BBC2 on Tuesdays, you may have seen Cherish Finden, as one of the judges on it. Her meticulous nature and attention to detail means that you will get truly the most perfect pastries and desserts at the Langham, where she is the executive pastry chef.
For more information about the Afternoon Tea go to: http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/london/dining/palm-court/