Monday, September 10, 2012

A Nice Cuppa Tea

 Had a chance to take apart of this glorious British ritual:
Afternoon Tea.

Claridge's is celebrating more than 100 years 
of its legendary afternoon tea.
The Art Deco surrounding is magnificent.

 Assortment of British tastes.
Finger sandwiches with Scottish salmon,
Daylesford Organic coronation chicken,
Dorrington gammon ham with piccalilli among others...

Famous raisin and apple scones,
perfect with Cornish clotted cream and British jams.
Delicious and sooo heavy!

 A selection of sweet treats.

 I chose to sip Red Robois tea.

Got some Claridge's tea to take home!

Brook Street
London W1

 A pig in the front of The Berkeley.

Just couldn't resist the Pret-a-Portea served 
in the Caramel room at The Berkeley...

 The afternoon tea is served on fine-bone china
by Paul Smith for Thomas Goode.

 The F/W 2012/2013 collection hasn't arrived yet,
so the designer afternoon tea was still in S/S 2012 collection.

 Here're some example of the menu:

The light blue Dolce & Gabbana 
blueberry sponge cake wicker basket,

Michael Kors' safari opera cake with dark chocolate and mocha filling topped with signature leopard print,

Mulberry's summer-at-the-seaside catwalk theme with chocolate creme de menthe and raspberry mousse topped with a lemon meringue,

Valentin's romantic peach cake dress with light pink champagne jelly and edible flower on the top

Jason Wu's romantic cherry bavarois and coconut cream 
topped with a playful pink skirt and a biscuit heel,

Fendi's nautical white & red striped vanilla cake filled with fraise des bois cremeux with oversized yellow button,

Gucci's Art Deco Grand Marnier and dark Valrhona chocolate mousse embellished with golden beads.

 The bikini biscuit is the funniest one!

The Miu Miu vanilla bikini biscuit featuring 
red-hot icing with a playful white bow
Christian Louboutin's neon yellow high-heeled chocolate biscuit
guarantees to bring sunshine to those rainy days.

And the that i chose was White Peony.

The Berkeley's take-away bag
with Mu Miu & Louboutin biscuits!

The Berkeley
Wilton Place
London SW1

Btw, did you know that in the countryside, especially in
Northern England and in Scotland
people used to call dinner as "tea"?
Breakfast = breakfast
Lunch = dinner
Dinner = tea
Still nowadays some people say "tea" meaning dinner!

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