Winter Afternoon Tea with a festive twist

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To celebrate the changing of the seasons and the upcoming holidays, Conrad London St. James has launched its latest limited edition afternoon tea, Winter Solstice, combining seasonal flavours with a festive twist.

Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea showcases a selection of sweet delicacies that herald the new season. The green apple and blackberry mousse and white forest gateaux are garnished with a Valrhona chocolate wreath. One of the finest chocolate brands in the world, Valrhona creates luxurious gourmet chocolate of the highest quality. The exquisite Manjari double chocolate orange tart is also served, rounding of this deliciously divine sweet course.

This touch of winter continues with an assortment of savoury creations – the classic turkey, sage and Parma ham sausage rolls and fig and blue cheese crostini is complimented by a unique selection of wintery roasted pecan scones, topped off with exquisite Devonshire clotted cream. A selection of festive and flavoursome finger sandwiches including beetroot and goats cheese will also be served.

Guests can enjoy the new afternoon tea in the beautiful setting of Emmeline’s. The inviting ambience of this chic and whimsical lounge is further enhanced by a live harpist on the weekend. The harpist performs a variety of unique classical interpretations of popular festive songs – making this the perfect setting for a multi-sensory afternoon tea experience.

“Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea was designed to celebrate the beauty of winter and Christmas. I wanted to create a luxury winter plate, with the colours and flavours that resonate with this time of year – which is why the chocolate wreath is a prominent feature in the afternoon tea” said Zoe Wager, Executive Pastry Chef at Conrad London St. James.

“We have added unexpected tastes to give it a festive feel such as cranberry and orange scones which are served with turkey, sage and parma ham sausage rolls. The afternoon tea experience is a lovely treat after a busy day spent Christmas shopping or to warm up after a frosty winter walk.”

Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea will be available from 28 November 2016 until 13 February 2017.

Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea is £64 per person with free flowing Champagne, £57.50 with one glass of champagne or £49 per person without champagne.

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