One of my favourite classic movies from when I was growing up, 101 Dalmatians, has recently celebrated 55 years of being released in the cinema, and to celebrate this milestone, the Palm Court at the Sheraton Grand Park Lane, has a Dotty Dalmatians Afternoon Tea available.
I just loved the film, a story of parents Pongo and Perdita (Perdy), saving their litter of dalmatian puppies as well other dalmatians from the evil Cruella de Vil, who had them kidnapped to make coats out of their fur.
The Pongo and Perdy-inspired Afternoon Tea is delightful both for both the eyes and the taste buds, and perfect for any dog lover or anyone who loved the film. What’s better is if you have dogs, they can be taken for a walk around Green Park whilst you enjoy your afternoon tea.
Fun fact: The original movie set was across the road in Green Park.
We started off with some Champagne, and relaxed in the wonderful spacious and very beautiful room, listening to a lovely lady playing classic songs on a Harp. The recently refurbished Palm Court has been a historic and coveted venue for Afternoon Tea and has even been recognised by the Tea Guild.
We chose our selection of teas from the extensive menu, which has 27 different choices, and I went for the Zanzibar Chai, which I have had before, and is really delicious with warming spices.
First the savoury treats arrived, and a far cry from your usual sandwiches, this selection included a polka dot macaroon made of confit salmon, crème fraiche and dill, a smoked trout mousse with English mustard and pickled red onion to resemble a hotdog, a free range egg mayonnaise and watercress sandwich topped with popcorn and a short rib and bone marrow hot pot.
My favourite was the hot dog and I just loved the uniqueness of the selection as well as the play on the theme. It was a refreshing change to have a unique savoury variety to the usual bread sandwiches for sure!
Next arrived a tiered stand hosting a variety of irresistible sweet treats and scones, as well as a selection of 4 different accompaniments, which were strawberry jam, clotted cream, peach conserve and chocolate chip cream.
We then decided to indulge in the desserts and started with Perdy’s paw, which was a delectable lemon mousse and Oreo biscuit, followed by Pongo’s bowl, which was a blueberry cake with violet cream. They were both made to perfection and I found it hard to cut into them and ruin them as they were so lovely to look at!
A white chocolate cream brownie, which literally melts in the mouth, was my favourite and not forgetting Cruella de Vil, a dotty chocolate sponge with raspberry jelly is inspired after her character.
The afternoon tea is beautifully presented and the ambience in the room is amazing. It is the perfect venue for a lovely afternoon of indulging and relaxing, and I just love the effort and creativity which has gone into this afternoon tea. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend the Palm Court as a venue for quintessential Afternoon Tea.
For more information go to: www.sheratonparklane.com
The Dotty Dalmatian Afternoon Tea will be served daily until 31st August in the hotel’s Palm Court with sittings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Prices start at £37 per person.
I can’t wait to see what Afternoon Tea theme will be on next!
I was a guest of Starwood but all views and photos are my own.