How to improve upon an Afternoon Tea that’s already a firm favorite? Make it a themed afternoon tea with bespoke pastries crafted by a team of 16 pastry chefs just for the occasion. The Dorchester in London has just announced a year-long calendar of specialty Afternoon Teas for 2011. And without further ado, here are the details:
Mothering Sunday Champagne Afternoon Tea - Sunday, April 3: All ladies will receive posies created especially for Mother's Day by the florist at The Dorchester. Available at five sittings and priced from £49 per person including a posie.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party - Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 14: Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, this tea—now in its fourth year—is served with pirouettes, pliés and petit sautés by the English National Ballet School's young dancers dressed as some of the favorite characters from Alice in Wonderland. Available at 2:30pm and 4:45pm and priced from £50 per adults including a glass of Champagne, and £30 per child.
Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea in association with Laurent Perrier - Monday, May 23 to Sunday, May 29: Surrounded by floral arrangements inspired by the annual Laurent-Perrier's Garden design at the Chelsea Flower Show, guests will enjoy pastries created to complement Laurent Perrier Rosé. Available at five sittings and priced from £46.50 per person.
Wimbledon Afternoon Tea - Monday, June 20 to Sunday, July 3: Tennis-inspired pastries and strawberries & cream... The perfect way to honor one of the UK's most celebrated sporting events. Available at five sittings and priced from £49.50 per person.
Halloween Tea - Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28: English National Ballet School's young dancers return to
The Dorchester for a spooky Halloween afternoon tea. Dancers will entertain kids dressed as the thrilling characters from English National Ballet School's Canterviille Ghost production. Available at two sittings, 2:30pm and 4:45pm and priced from £50 per adult and £30 per child.
Festive Afternoon Tea - Monday, November 21 to Thursday, January 5: Festive pastries and mince pies...Afternoon Tea with a holiday twist. Available at five sittings and priced from £47.50 per person.