Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has created the first limited-edition Burlington Afternoon Tea, in partnership with Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, to celebrate the 200th anniversary.
Following a year of exclusive collections, installations, events and special-edition product launches commemorating this very special year, a quintessentially British dining experience has been created by Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, which resides just a short walk away.
Walking the historic halls of the world-famous arcade with Head Burlington Beadle Mark Lord, Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane Head Pastry Chef, David Oliver has created five bespoke cakes inspired by its luxury heritage, architecture, British charm, and uniqueness.
The afternoon tea takes you on a sensorial taste journey, which mirrors the visual journey one would take through the jewellery, watch, fragrance, fashion, beauty and home-wear boutiques. The innovative Burlington Afternoon Tea pastries include:
The Burlington Beadle:
Representing the world’s smallest police force, this stand-out pastry is modelled on Head Beadle Mark Lord. This light blueberry cheesecake is made with vanilla, sable Breton and blueberry compote.
The Velvet Hat:
Inspired by Victorian fashion, and shopping traditions at The Arcade including top hat shopping. White chocolate covered Joconde sponge, raspberry jam and rich vanilla mascarpone cream, create a modern take on the traditional Victoria sponge.
The Joss Flower:
Inspired by the limited-edition fragrance created to celebrate Burlington Arcade’s 200th Anniversary by Atkinson 1799. Layered peach and jasmine jelly, pink pepper cream, soft almond sponge, vanilla and gardenia mousse, make up this aromatic cake. All infused with notes from the bespoke fragrance, and topped with a delicate sugar Joss Flower.
The Burlington Battenberg:
Reflecting the iconic marble floor of Burlington Arcade, this Victorian classic sliced chocolate and bergamot cake is wrapped with this statement geometric pattern.
The Gold Nugget:
Ending the sensory journey at the intricate gold windows of the Arcade’s Piccadilly entrance, this 24ct gold covered nugget features a passion fruit and angostura bitter caramel, praline crostillant, with 70% Trinidadian chocolate and rum whipped ganache.
Working with some of the finest home-grown producers and suppliers, the Burlington Afternoon Tea includes classic British sandwiches in 5 varieties; Cucumber with mint and cream cheese on white bread, Lambton and Jackson Smoked Salmon with lemon cream cheese and radish on brown bread, Coronation Chicken on granary bread, Curried Egg with Montgomery Cheddar, truffle on brioche bread, and Portland Crab Salad with preserved lemon butter on white toast.
The Burlington Afternoon Tea is perfectly finished off with freshly baked warm fruit and plain scones, served with clotted cream, strawberry and vanilla jam, and mandarin and cedar pine nut marmalade. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane guests can toast the 200th anniversary of Burlington Arcade with a glass of chilled champagne before a selection of teas from around the world. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free alternatives are available on request.
The Burlington Afternoon Tea is available at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane until the 31st December 2019 price £46 per person and £55 to be served with a glass of champagne. To book, please contact Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane on: 020 7319 5206.