The Rosewood Hotel in London has been in the spotlight after being voted as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018 (only the UK would there be Afternoon Tea Awards!). So what’s the scoop on this award winning tea service? The Art Afternoon tea is served at the Mirror Room and draws inspiration from the artistic movements of Cubism and Pop Art.
Cubism is closely associated with Picasso while Andy Warhol is the poster child of the Pop Art movement. These artistic styles and the artists that made them famous are the selection of six expertly made pastries created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichenstein, Andy Warhol and Yayoi Kusama are referenced through sweet treats.
Check out the full menu below:
Selection of traditional sandwiches:
Corn-fed chicken, tarragon mayonnaise, basil bread
Kentish egg mayonnaise, truffle, caramelised onion bread
English cucumber, cream cheese, heritage wheat bread
Open-faced Scottish smoked salmon, capers, pickled shallots and keta caviar
Plain & raisin scones:
Freshly baked every day in the pastry kitchen.
Served with Cornish clotted cream, lemon curd and homemade strawberry and elderflower jam
Cubism- inspired pastries:
Mango and lime macaron
Jivara chocolate tart, raspberry choux
Pop Art- inspired pastries:
Roy Lichenstein – Banana cheesecake, passion fruit and caramel mousse, chocolate brushstroke decoration
Yayoi Kusama – Yuzu mousse with a strawberry and yuzu jelly insert, green tea sponge cake, pink sable
Andy Warhol – Cherry jelly, white chocolate, milk chocolate mousse, vanilla cremeux, flourless chocolate cake, cherry ganache
The Art Afternoon Tea is priced at £58 per person.