Spring has sprung…Chelsea Flower Show comes to The Langham, London

18th May 2015 – To celebrate the launch of Chelsea Flower Show today, The Langham, London  has brought a taster of the garden to its Palm Court restaurant, the birthplace of Afternoon Tea. Celebrating 150 years since the hotel’s opening this year, The Langham, London’s Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea experience brings together the vision of several masters including Cherish Finden, Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham, London and ‘Global Chef Award’ 2015 winner, together with in-house floral designer, Adrian Ghione, and artistic consultant Matt Bell.  

A collaboration with Champagne Laurent-Perrier, the garden represents The Laurent-Perrier Chatsworth Garden on display at this year’s show, inspired by the prestigious Chatsworth Estate. Reflecting lightness, freshness and elegance, the garden takes central stage in the lobby and frames the entrance of the Palm Court to herald the start of the Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea experience.

Cherish  has created a selection of delicacies including a Daisy Victoria Sponge, Langham 150 Chocolate mousseline with Raspberry (made with ‘No 150’, the Langham Chocolate soon to launch at the hotel) a Vanilla Pannacotta with lemongrass and Pineapple compote, Pina colada macaroon and a key lime log with sable.  Sandwiches include London cured smoked salmon with whipped brie and rocket, Corn-fed chicken with tarragon mustard and plum tomato, Burford brown free-range egg and mustard cress, Asparagus with Wiltshire ham and Comté cheese and the Cucumber with cream cheese and chives. 

Guests can enjoy a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé or a non-alcoholic cocktail and a range of teas from the Palm Court tea sommelier to accompany their Afternoon Tea experience.  

Served from 18th until 24th May, the Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea is £59 per person including a glass of Champagne or non-alcoholic cocktail.

Sittings at 12.00, 13.30, 14.30, 16.00 and 17.30

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

The Langham, London

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015, The Langham, London was opened in 1865 by HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) as Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’.  From the outset it boasted an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street and this is still true today with an enviable address in the heart of the West End.  After an extensive transformation, The Langham has exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites, classically styled and evoking a warm residential feel with renowned service that bears the hallmarks of the hotel’s rich heritage that spans three centuries.

Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition, an indulgent ritual that continues today. Artesian is a glamorous bar designed by the acclaimed late David Collins and is a social hub for chic Londoners conjuring up classic and innovative cocktails, receiving the coveted accolade of ‘World’s Best Bar’ for two consecutive years.  In partnership with culinary icons father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr, Roux at the Landau restaurant sees Roux protégé Chef Chris King create classically-constructed dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients with a contemporary style of presentation.  Chuan Spa is a pampering haven and is London’s first luxury hotel spa to incorporate the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments and ambience.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT

 

Aysem Monaco
The Langham, London
Regional Director of PR
44 (20) 7973 7540
aysem.monaco@langhamhotels.com
 
Chandra Ittoo
The Langham, London
Communications Manager
44 (20) 7973 7510
chandra.ittoo@langhamhotels.com