Floral fever is about to land in London with the ever-popular Chelsea Flower Show and Hyde Park’s Rose Gardens this May. To offer an edible accompaniment to the floral festivities, Lancaster London will present the ‘blooming marvellous’ Flower Afternoon Tea, available from 3 May until 31 May 2017.
A beautifully botanical arrangement of sweet delights includes: a creamy Lavender chocolate mousse cake; white chocolate macarons 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.
Tasty savoury treats balance the selection, 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.
Add some sparkle to your blooming tea with a glass of Pommery Champagne.
The Flower Afternoon 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. The Flower Afternoon Tea is also available as a Flower ARTea, priced from £35 per person.