The Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge is celebrating the style and sophistication of the 17th century with a jasmine themed afternoon tea this winter. The afternoon tea has been designed by master patissier Eric Lanlard, who has incorporated classics of the Orient with more traditional tea elements.
Eric Lanlard worked closely with the hotel’s Executive Chef Simon Young to create the themed menu, which includes a Jasmine tea smoked salmon and sesame seed bagel with wasabi mayonnaise, and prawn crackers with shredded duck, cucumber and a Hoi Sin sauce.
Sweets include a chocolate and lapsang souchong tea chopstick cake, and a delicate green tea madeleine topped with white chocolate and yuzu cream.
The hotel’s relaxed restaurant Chinoiserie provides the perfect backdrop with its sophisticated décor and soothing music played by the resident harpist. Chinoiserie has recently been extended to include the Jasmine Room, inspired by this elegant era, so guests have their own slice of ancient China while enjoying afternoon tea.
The Jasmine Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard is available at Chinoiserie from 6 January 2014 throughout the Winter season and costs £40pp; £50pp with a glass of champagne or £55pp with a glass of rosé champagne.
To book, visit jumeirah.com/jct or call +44 (0)20 7858 7181.