Friday, 16 April 2010

Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum, Mayfair

Took my family for a Pink Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum Hotel in Mayfair this afternoon.

It was a lovely afternoon that lasted from 4:30pm till nearly 7pm. Although refined, it was very relaxed. The service was excellent and allowed us to take things at our own pace, which, given the huge amount of food, was a very good thing. The tone was set very with a glass of Kir Royale to start off with then the food started coming:

Traditional English Finger Sandwiches (Ham, Cucumber, Free Range Egg and Cress, Scottish Smoked Salmon)Freshly Baked Scones with Homemade Jam and Clotted Cream
Selection of Homemade Pastries
Granny’s Cakes
Toasted Crumpets and Tea Cakes

There was even a tea menu of 16 different teas including herbal teas and or infusion teas.

It was a lovely afternoon that I'd gladly recommend.

Fresh scones with clotted cream and jamThe cake trolley bearing: coconut and carrot, lemon drizzle, chocolate and fruit cakes, pink meringues, chocolate nests, berry tarts, mascapone slices, marshmallows, white chocolate cupcakes and probably others that I can't remember!
Berry fruit tart with an AMAZING fromage frais filling and champagne jelly, lemon drizzle cake and a mascapone slice (shortbread base, berry mascapone topping, a chocolate shard and a pistachio)Lemon drizzle cake, chocolate cake, meringue and a chocolate nest (filled with fromage frais and berries)(Yet more) lemon drizzle cake, coconut and carrot cake and a berry tart
Fresh tea cakes (artfully shot in the reflection of the mirrored flower vase)

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  1. terence howard would probably have enjoyed this day out too.

  2. Please explain the relevance of Terence Howard?


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