A London institution, the Wellesley Hotel is celebrating a Great British leader, Sir Winston Churchill, with a great British tradition: afternoon tea! The limited-edition Churchill Afternoon Tea will include special items like handcrafted tiramisu bowler hats, chocolate cigars, and a bespoke tea blend, that pay tribute to the late British Prime Minister.
The menu features a selection of the teatime staples: finger sandwiches as, well as filo pastry cannoli cigars with dark chocolate mousse, a rich cheesecake tartelette, and mandarin dome, bowler-hat shaped tiramisu cups, and rum and coffee lollypops. Meanwhile, the custom tea blend has been enriched with almonds and pieces of Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The hotel seems to have a fondness for Churchill evidenced by the huge portrait of him that overlooks their hotel’s Cigar Lounge and a suite in The Penthouse named after him. The Wellesley’s award-winning Cigar Sommelier, Giuseppe Ruo, said “As a hotel, we are passionate about good quality cigars; a passion that Churchill shared. His portrait in our Cigar Lounge acts as an interesting centerpiece, and we wanted to celebrate his legacy in other areas of the hotel too. We’ve combined Churchill, a quintessentially British figure, with our traditional Italian food offering to create a unique afternoon tea menu that will be enjoyed by guests of all ages.”
The Churchill Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2 pm to 6 pm and is available now for £35 per person (approx. $43), or £50 per person (approx. $42) including Champagne. If you book online through the Wellesley’s website between the 1st and the 30th November 2016, you’ll also be entered into a competition to win dinner for two in the Jazz Lounge.