To celebrate the 2015 Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show, which takes place from 19 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 23 May, Sofitel London St James’ Head Chef Vincent Menager has fashioned a limited edition selection of Parisienne delicacies, putting a Sofitel French twist on the quintessentially British pastime of’taking tea’. Floral-infused pastries and cakes, including poppy seed, hibiscus, mimosa, and the signature giant rose-scented macaroon, are some of the new culinary offerings on the fresh, floral menu.
Guests can enjoy specialist teas from the largest and oldest French teahouse, Dammann FrÃƒÂ¨res, or for an added floral flair, an exclusive rose-flavoured cocktail,’La fleur en velours’, will also be on offer, fusing flavours of Tanqueray gin, elderflower liqueur, wild strawberry liqueur, and topped with champagne as the perfect accompaniment.
A stone’s throw away from some of London’s most recognisable landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, the Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James is a decadent setting in which to experience this specially themed Afternoon Tea. The dÃƒÂ©cor is soft and intimate with Parisian elegance in mind, and complemented by stunning, fragrant fresh rose arrangements. A true indoor’secret garden’ sanctuary in the heart of London, the Rose Lounge also entertains its guests with the gentle melody of a live harpist.
The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St James will be serving Le Tea en Rose daily between 12pm Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6pm, throughout May 2015. Prices for the Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea start from £30.
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The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London