It is simply one of life’s pleasures. A time honoured tradition established in English society. Your ‘Afternoon Tea’ can be as simple as a good pot of your favourite tea, some delicious golden fluffy scones, lashings of clotted cream and your favourite jam OR a totally over the top, whimsical celebration of amazing treats.
The (ever gorgeous and stately) Langham Hotel in Melbourneis presenting a series of Afternoon Teas, one you may never forget! In collaboration with the amazing renowned and Melbourne’s very own extraordinary pastry & dessert Chef – Darren Purchese. Darren is the master of science and all things dessert.
Darren of the incredible D&P Sweet Studio in South Yarra (http://burchandpurchese.com/) is joining the Langham to present some of his most delectable, delicious and beautiful of petite cakes, layered mouses, thsse amazing salted caramel chocolate bars (made especially for none other than Nigella Lawson) and of course his famous meringues…. to name but a few.
Darren’s style is quite different with twists of exploading flavours and textures in every bite. The Langham also provides a divine signature selection of perfect sandwiches, fluffy scones and perfect silver tea pots of tea and the finest bone china – of course! It is the most spectacular whimsical, pretty and so so very delicious 2 hours or so you may ever spend!
To be part of these amazing teas you can book through www.ariabar.com.au or make a reservation on 1800 641 107.
At this stage only three of these very special afternoon teas are planned
Friday 20th April, Friday 4th May & Friday 1st June 2012
Here is a little look at what you can expect:
My favourite Questions and Answers:
What is the correct time for afternoon tea: This one is open to debate, but many believe somewhere around 3pm is ‘correct’.
High Tea? this is a larger serving of food, usually including a hot dishes and served on high tables. Not to be confused with an elegant Afternoon Tea
Do you wear your finest favourite frock, hat and gloves or gentleman a smart suit? – YES absolutely.
Should you add the milk first, to your tea? No, if your china is of fine quality. Milk is only added first if the china cup requires a little cooling (poorer quality you see)
Do you noisily stir your sugar into your tea? NO! And no dunking of anything ever!!
So grab your girlfriends, boyfriends & Mum for an exceptional Afternoon Tea
Once you’re back to earth and thinking you might just do a little number at your house here are my favourite KitchenAid classics.
Don’t forget your cake stands, best china, cake forks, cloth napery and my favourite additions: chilled Pimms with lemonade and a glass of a decent bubbly.
You can find some gorgeous recipes just waiting to be whipped up for your own afternoon tea if you’re feeling inspired. Try the links below for starters with just one click and check out www.kitchenaid.com.au for many more!