Floral fever lands in London in May, so with the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and Hyde Park’s Rose Gardens in full bloom, Lancaster London is following suit. From 3 May until 31 May 2017, the chefs will be switching bags of flour for flowers and the butter for buttercups as they present the ‘blooming marvellous’ Flower Afternoon Tea.
A beautifully botanical arrangement of sweet delights includes: a creamy Lavender chocolate mousse cake; White chocolate macaroons topped with crystallised violets; and a tangy Lime and elderflower trifle with edible flowers. The Flower Afternoon Tea features both traditional and raisin scones with classic toppings of strawberry jam and clotted cream, plus a delectably nectar-sweet orange blossom jam.
Everything will be coming up roses with tasty savoury treats such as Lancaster London home-smoked salmon roses on rye bread; and Coronation chicken served on sweet cranberry bread. A warm tartlet of English asparagus, with saffron and sun-blushed tomatoes offers a rather exotic scent; while the delicious Sunflower seeded choux buns with wild mushroom, truffle oil and cream cheese are full of wild British woodland flavours.
Sweeten up summer even more with a glass of Pommery Champagne, the perfect accompaniment for the Flower Afternoon Tea.
The blossoming tea is served in the hotel’s sumptuous first floor Lounge Bar from 2pm until 5.30pm, Wednesday 3 May until Wednesday 31 May 2017. The tea is priced at £30 per person and £45 with a glass of Pommery Champagne included. The Flower Afternoon Tea is also available as a Flower ARTea, priced from £35 per person.