Royal Afternoon Tea

1st June 2016 – To celebrate HRH’s Royal Birthday The Langham, London is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Royal-Tea’, a commemorative collection heralding Her Majesty’s 90th year, welcoming pomp and circumstance to the Palm Court throughout the month of June. Coinciding with the Duke of Edinburgh’s 95th Birthday on 10th June (and subsequently the 151st Birthday of The Langham, London) in addition to the Trooping of The Colour Parade on 11th June, the ‘Royal Tea’ will be the perfect accompaniment to the summer season at London’s first Grand Dame ‘Royal’ property.

Created by Cherish Finden, the Royal Tea comprises of the following pastries:

‘Royal Horse drawn Carriage’ – No state occasion is complete without a horse drawn carriage. Inspired by the Gold State Coach used by the Royal Family for state occasions, the Royal Horse Drawn Carriage is comprised of mango and passionfruit mousse complemented with a sugar paste in the shape of a horse.

Crowned Union Jack – Sitting up high, as if surveying the kingdom, is the Crowned Union Jack. A perfect combination of a classic Scottish shortbread sandwiched with Cornish sea salt caramel, adorned with a Royal chocolate crown, the Union Jack and regal colours.

British Summer Flowerpot – Drawing inspiration from the summertime colours in bloom, the Flowerpot offers a lovely apricot fondant fancie as the ideal addition to an English Country Garden and Afternoon Tea gathering.

Queen’s Birthday Cake – Everyone needs a cake on their birthday, including her Majesty! What could be better than a bespoke Langham No.150 chocolate mousse filled with a fragrant “yuzu” curd, adding a zesty zing to the velvety chocolate.

Sparkling Sapphire Macaroon – The perfect ‘jewel in the crown’ macaroon arrives as an edible pear cut sapphire mixed with a wild strawberry and pistachio macaroon flavour.

The Afternoon Tea is served with a selection of scones from the Palm Court bakery and a delicious selection of sandwiches including:

Smoked salmon cured with Balvenie whisky, fennel cream, beetroot bread

Classic cucumber and cream cheese with chives

Roast Buccluech beef, horseradish, watercress, granary

Chicken Elizabeth, black onion brioche, almonds

Bouchée a la reine, summer truffle, girolles

Royal Afternoon Tea is priced at £52 per person.

Royal Champagne Afternoon Tea is priced at £62 per person.

Available from 2nd-30th June with seatings at 1.00pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm.

www.palm-court.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITORS

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 boasted an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street, this is still true today with an enviable address in the heart of the West End. After an £80 million 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’.

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