After enjoying a spot of afternoon tea at Hotel La Tour in the summer, I was interested to see that they are serving a Christmas version for the forthcoming festive season.
As well as all the usual goodies including dainty sandwiches, the hotel's signature Welsh rarebit dip with croutons, sweet treats and freshly-baked scones with clotted cream and preserves, there are seasonal variants in the Christmas version to complement the time of year.
Head Chef Dan Pearce said: “We’ve aimed to put a modern spin on the Christmas classics with mince pies in miniature with a swirl of brandy butter, poached pear and mulled wine trifle, marshmallow snowballs and our tiny festive trees. It’s frivolous and fun.”
Christmas afternoon tea is served with a selection of teas from Twinings, freshly-brewed coffee or indulgent hot chocolate. Cocktails, including Champagne and Gingerbread egg are available at a supplement.
|Pastry Chef - Rachel Dorrell|
For strict vegetarians, Hotel La Tour's Pastry Chef Rachel Dorrell can discuss alternative options beforehand to ensure that sandwich fillings and other preferences such as vegetarian marshmallows are accommodated accordingly.
Served each day, with live musical accompaniment on Saturdays and Sundays, the Christmas edition is available throughout December and priced at £19.95 per person.
Pre-booking is essential and can be done online at www.hotel-latour.co.uk.
Or call 0121 718 8000 to make a booking and/or discuss vegetarian options.