Sunday, 2 June 2013

Food: food, glorious food!

I was invited to the Chelsea Flower Afternoon at the Intercontinental Hotel* last weekend - and I was very excited, I must say!

My sis and I were given free-flowing orange juice (Champagne was the alternative, but neither of us like it), finger sandwiches (cucumber, salmon, beef and ham), a selection of cakes and pastries - including a violet-infused eclair and a strawberry tart, scones (plain and fruity), lemon mousse lollipops, white chocolate butterflies and of course, lots of tea. We went for Darjeeling because of its fresh and fruity undertones.

The service was friendly - we were served by a sweet guy called Felix - and had a harpist playing in the background where we could request songs - classical and modern.

My favourite part of the tea was the strawberry tart, sandwiches and the drinks to wash it down with. I'm not a big fan of dried fruit so the Eccles cake didn't take my fancy.

Overall, it was lovely to take time out of one's weekend to enjoy the treats of Chelsea at Westminster!

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  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time! Got to love afternoon tea, always a great treat! :D


  2. Definitely Cat! I am such an Afternoon Tea fan, so I loved it!