Sunday, 21 April 2013

Floral High tea at One Aldwych

So to Introduce us to spring One Aldwych Hotel in Covent Garden designed a floral high tea!!  Well I can tell you that it WAS delicious, but as my sister Angela and I were welcomed into the lobby it was from a snowy and not particularly spring-like London >:(

But enough misery - FOOD PORN:

 
 The Menu:

Bottom: 
 Chicken and Wild Garlic Flower Mayo.
Jasmine smoked salmon.
Egg mayo and Watercress
and a goats curd and chive quiche.

Middle:
Vanilla Panacotta with violet leaves
Rosewater Jelly
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Lavendar Brioche served with gorse flower
 compote
Homemade scones served with plum, elderflower
jams and clotted cream


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As is the case with these situations - the scones were the highlight!  I always look forward to the desert - of course by then you're approaching critical mass and can barely stuff it in!  Oh the shame.

After stuffing our faces full on Angela and I were subjected to an hours bus ride - in LONDON rush hour traffic - to Stanstead Airport and then all the subsequent stresses that come with air travel as we were off for the weekend to EDINBURGH!


 KIDDING!  It was such a great adventure!  

After being a dithering dilly about only having 10 x 100ml containers of liquids it turns out you have to fit ALL your containers into a TINY snap lock bag anyway... so Ange and I shared the load together and managed it... I did get enthusiastically pat down by security though #ooh-er!

Have you ever done the high tea thing?  
Got all dressed up fancy, eaten your full then got on a BUS!?
This is the first of TWO high teas we indulged in... 
so stay tuned for FOODGATE Part ii 


♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

Chicken and wild garlic flower mayonnaise on wholemeal bread
Jasmine smoked salmon on a bridge roll
Egg mayonnaise and watercress on wholemeal bread - See more at: http://www.onealdwych.com/food-drink/lobby-bar/food-menus/afternoon-tea.aspx#sthash.BMqO9EDm.d
Chicken and wild garlic flower mayonnaise on wholemeal bread
Jasmine smoked salmon on a bridge roll
Egg mayonnaise and watercress on wholemeal bread - See more at: http://www.onealdwych.com/food-drink/lobby-bar/food-menus/afternoon-tea.aspx#sthash.BMqO9EDm.dpuf
Chicken and wild garlic flower mayonnaise on wholemeal bread
Jasmine smoked salmon on a bridge roll
Egg mayonnaise and watercress on wholemeal bread - See more at: http://www.onealdwych.com/food-drink/lobby-bar/food-menus/afternoon-tea.aspx#sthash.BMqO9EDm.dpuf