Hotel du Vin today launches its new gin-inspired Afternoon Tea
almost 2 years AGOIain Fenwick
The boutique hotel has partnered with ‘Best in Class’ Fever-Tree to offer the perfect accompaniment to this British favourite. The menu features a selection of hand-picked gins, each perfectly paired with its own tonic, such as
- The Sipsmith Sloe, a deliciously rich and smooth gin that leaves moreish cherry, almond, cinnamon and plum notes on the palate is lengthened with Fever-Tree’s Sicilian Lemon Tonic and a garnish of orange rind, for a refreshingly fruity drink
- Gin Mare – a bold gin with olive and basil flavours – is accentuated with the rosemary, lemon-thyme and geranium in Fever-Tree’s Mediterranean Tonic for a herbal, savoury twist on the classic G&T
- Monkey 47, inspired by perfumery and distilled in Germany’s New Black Forest, 47 botanicals give this premium gin a depth and complexity, which is lifted by Fever-Tree’s Indian tonic. Served with strawberry and lime, it’s a treat
In keeping with tradition there is also an impressive selection of tea infusions created for Hotel du Vin by world renowned tea connoisseurs Twinings.
The Afternoon Tea itself features a creative selection of mini sandwiches and savouries, from Severn and Wye smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, to ham with Gruyere croissants and goat’s cheese and spinach quiches. This is followed by the traditional scones with cream and jam, and topped off with a choice of sweet treats including rhubarb and custard doughnuts and homemade apple candy floss.
For those after a light treat there is the Classic Cream Tea (£8.50), served with warm scones, a selection of jams, thick clotted cream and smooth Lescure butter.
Nick Halliday, COO at Hotel du Vin, “Everyone loves the traditional Afternoon Tea, we believe it is one of the finest meals, a perfect combination of sweet and savoury. We wanted to update this favourite to reflect the increasingly adventurous nature of British consumers that are seeking more unique food pairing experiences. We’re really excited about this offer, bringing together two of 2016s biggest trends, with the quality that Hotel du Vin is known for.”
A full Afternoon Tea is available daily from 12-6pm, prices from £20.00. Begin with a selection of mini sandwiches and savouries, followed by a selection of warm scones served with a mixture of Bonne Mammon jams, clotted cream and Lescure butter. To finish a few sweet mini treats of a Knickerbocker glory, lemon meringue pie, raspberry and dark chocolate teacakes and rhubarb and custard doughnuts. All topped off homemade apple candy floss and a choice of teas.
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