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Be transported to Cornwall this autumn as the Wellington Lounge at the InterContinental London Park Lane launches An Ode to Cornwall Afternoon Tea in partnership with renowned International Pastry Consultant Martin Chiffers. Inspired by the county’s rich culture and culinary heritage, utilising the best local produce, the experience occurs in the elegant Wellington Lounge. Guests can indulge in a decadent selection of handmade treats and savoury delights.
Start with savoury options, including Newlyn crab casserole with smoked cornish caviar crostini, or try St. Ewe egg mayonnaise with watercress choux. The jam comes before the cream with Saffron raisin scones followed by sweet treats, including a centrepiece chocolate artwork depicting a ‘fish sale on a Cornish beach’ by British artist Stanhope Alexander Forbes. Other delights come in the form of the Duchess of Cornwall Hat with blackberry meringue, Cornish fairings mousse, Newlyn blackberry mead jelly and a Cornish apiaries honey cake with crème fraîche.
Each guest will also be gifted a Chiffer signature Cornish clotted cream fudge. Complementing the afternoon tea is an extensive range of premium teas from the East India Company, or opt for a tipple from a curated list of wines, cocktails and champagne. Priced at £62 per person, or £78 with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal Champagne, the afternoon tea is the perfect option for pre-wedding date nights, hen dos or catching up with loved ones before the big day.
The afternoon tea is available from Wednesdays to Sundays between 1 pm to 5 pm; book now to enjoy an afternoon of luxury: http://parklane.intercontinental.com/dine/the-wellington-lounge