To celebrate the Wimbledon tournament (June 20-July 3), the Royal Garden Hotel will be paying homage to some well known tennis stars - in its kitchen. Nick Hollands, pastry chef at the five-star venue, is working hard to create models of the sports players using the sugar-based dough pastillage.
The caricatures will be on display in the Kensington hotel's Park Terrace restaurant. Every person that purchases a "Wimbledon Afternoon Tea" will then have the chance to correctly guess their identities to be entered into a prize draw to win a two-night weekend break at the Royal Garden Hotel. Priced at £22pp, the Wimbledon Tea includes specially designed cakes from the Royal Garden Patisserie including; Lemon McEnroe, Rum Ball Boys, Sue Barkerette, Sharapavlova, Roddick's Roulade and the Fred Perry Cake.
The menu also includes assorted freshly prepared finger sandwiches and freshly baked raisin and cinnamon scones, served with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves. The Wimbledon Champagne Afternoon Tea will also be available at the hotel, including the above plus a glass of either Canard-Duchęne Champagne or a Pimm's cocktail for £32pp.
Afternoon Tea at The Royal Garden Hotel has been recognised by the Tea Council's Tea Guild, for meeting an exceptionally high standard and complying with afternoon tea etiquette. The Wimbledon Afternoon Tea will be on sale from June 20-July 3, with £1 from every tea sold being donated to the Save the Children charity. For more details visit RoyalGardenHotel.co.uk.