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Quintessential British Traditions are Upheld by The Dorchester with 2014 Seasonal Afternoon Tea Parties

  • by Charles the Concierge

The Dorchester’s Wimbledon inspired speciality is made for London Season, while a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be held for the half term in October and, for Christmas, a Christmas Carols afternoon tea.

The Dorchester Collection’s ‘The Dorchester,’ iconic British 5 star hotel, esteemed for award-winning Afternoon Tea, announces that, throughout 2014, new tea services will be provided, giving guests a unique chance to celebrate London’s holiday and social seasons while indulging in the classic British Pastime.

Wimbledon Tea – 23 June to 6 July

Top London hotel, The Dorchester, to honour one of the most celebrated sporting events in the UK, will serve its annual party Wimbledon Afternoon Tea on The Promenade. Henry Brosi, executive chef, and his award winning team, have produced a lime and mango delice, a strawberry champagne tarte and a fine milk chocolate mousse. A glass of Champagne, homemade scones, traditional strawberries with cream and finger sandwiches will accompany the tea served. With five sittings each day, Wimbledon Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester is priced at £55 per person.

Ice Cream Tea – Friday 1 August – 31 August

Twisting the traditional cream tea, The Dorchester has come up with a modern alternative: Ice Cream Tea. A range of four mouth-watering traditional English flavours – Cox apple, Earl Grey Tea, English honey and Elderflower sorbet – will be served in miniature cones on a Perspex arch. At £55 per person, five sittings of Ice Cream Tea at The Dorchester will be available.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – 27 – 31 October

For the sixth consecutive year, Wonderland will come to The Promenade, London in the form of The Dorchester’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Along with acts from young dancers from the English National Ballet School, The Mad Hatter, the Dormouse, the March Hare, and even Alice will make an appearance. Cakes inspired by Lewis Carroll’s renowned tale will include a coffee Tonka top hat, a lime and coconut playing card topping and a strawberry and chocolate hand bag with a glass of Champagne for the adults. Sitting will be held at 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm and 4:45pm at £55 per adult and £30 per child ages 5-11.

Christmas Carols Afternoon Tea – 22 November to 21 December 2014

With Christmas decorations adorning The Promenade, children’s school choirs and the resident pianist, the ultimate Christmas experience is offered at The Dorchester’s Christmas Carols Afternoon Tea. With a finger sandwich selection, plain scones and fruit scones, pastries such as fruit cake Christmas present, a Dorchester snowman, mince pies and a chestnut chocolate winter wonderland for festivity, and of course a glass of Champagne for the adults, the tea will be held at 2pm and 4:30pm on weekends and five times each other day at £65 per adult and £35 per child.

For more information on the events, please visit the Dorchester here.

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