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Annual 2013 Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester

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The iconic British London hotel The Dorchester has announced its annual champagne afternoon tea in celebration of The RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The 2013 Chelsea Flower Show will mark the 100th year anniversary of the show. This year’s afternoon tea aims to bring the floral spirit of the Chelsea Flower Show London to the Mayfair. With a special collaboration with Ulf Nordfjell, the designer behind Laurent-Perrier’s show garden, British Perfumer, Roja Dove, pop-up Florist Corner and accommodation experience including tickets to the much-loved flower show.

The Dorchester’s ‘Laurent Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea’ will be available during the week of the 2013 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, from  Monday 20th to Sunday 26th of May 2012 at 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm and 5:15pm, and will be priced from £56 per person excluding service charge.
Guests coming from out of town can book a Chelsea Flower Show accommodation package on Thursday 23 May 2013, which includes an overnight stay for two in a deluxe room with breakfast, two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Floral Afternoon Tea for two, and an exclusive perfumery consultation with master perfumer, Roja Dove at Harrods a, priced at £786 per room per night inclusive of vat and breakfast.

From the 20th to 26th of May 2013, the relaxing aroma of lavender - a pervading scent and colour at Nordfjell’s 2013 Chelsea Flower Show garden - will fill The Promenade at The Dorchester through floral arrangements, candle aroma and lavender bags provided as a take home gift with afternoon tea. 

The Laurent-Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea will include tea pastries such as ‘candied lemon’, a lemon-shaped sponge cake filled with lemon crémeux and a white chocolate flocage; ‘violet’s garden’, a patch of red fruit mousse flavoured with violet, on a crunchy short bread with a fresh crystallized violet garnish; and ‘Lavender basket’, a dark chocolate tartlet infused with lavender scent, decorated with a spun sugar handle. These cakes will be served with a selection of finger sandwiches and scones complemented by Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé served in an elegant cherry-blossom designed glass. Revered by wine-lovers and style-setters throughout the world, this outstanding cuvée has an exceptional freshness and delicious berry-fruit taste. Continuing the lavender theme as a take home gift, florist Phil Hammond has created small lavender bags for those enjoying afternoon tea.      

During tea service The Promenade will be filled with the scent of limited edition lavender scented candles created by world renowned Master Perfumer, Roja Dove – the second in an exclusive series of Roja Parfums Candles exclusively for Laurent-Perrier and The Dorchester inspired by the Champagne House’s RHS Chelsea Garden. Priced at £75, the bespoke candle will be available for purchase at Phil Hammond’s pop-up Chelsea Flower Show, Florist Corner, in the hotel lobby which will also sell bouquets inspired by the garden.  

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