The Queen's Jubilee will kick off in London this weekend, and one last hotel is getting in on the action.
Chinoiserie at Jumeirah Carlton Tower is offering a "Jubilant Afternoon Tea" in partnership with master patissier Eric Lanlard. The menu, created especially for the landmark summer in London, is the second installment of the "Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard" series, which will run throughout the year.
The menu will present British afternoon tea staples (think finger sandwiches, cakes and tarts), but with some new twists. Savory snacks like prawn and lobster royal in a hollowed out brioche and bridge rolls with coronation chicken will serve as the first course. Guests can then choose from a selection of cakes and pastries including the signature strawberry tarte royale adorned with a limited edition edible white chocolate portrait of HM The Queen and Eton mess verrine with Indian mango and pink peppercorn. (Of course, fruit and plain scones served with clotted cream and fresh fruit preserves will be available. Tradition must be maintained.)
The "Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard" series will be presented seasonally throughout 2012. Keep an eye out for the Fall tea!
The Jumeirah Carlton is located at Cadogan Place in London. For more information, visit www.jumeirahcarltontower.com.