Thursday, 5 July 2012

Have You Heard?: An Enlightened Empress Afternoon Tea, Harvey Nichols Edinburgh

Image © The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Harvey Nichols  Forth Floor has teamed up with the National Museum of Scotland to offer a special Russian themed luxury afternoon tea. To celebrate the opening of Catherine the Great: An Enlightened Empress exhibition (For more on the exhibition click here)
This afternoon tea is Exclusively available from July 9- 27 July and will feature traditional Russian delights such as Vatrusky and the classic Russian honey cake.  
What better way to enjoy this afternoon tea than by visiting the exhibition and following it up with a Russian themed Afternoon tea in the relaxing surroundings of the Forth Floor.
Menu :
Olivier Salad 
Салат Оливье 
A traditional Russian salad made with diced potatoes, vegetables, eggs, and ham all dressed with mayonnaise 

Mushroom Julienne 
грибной жульен 
An Eastern European dish rich with butter, sour cream, mushrooms and cheese 

A generic Russian word for individual-sized baked or fried buns stuffed with a variety of fillings (potato, onion and bacon) 

Cured salmon and Caviar Blini 
лососем и икрой Блины 
Thin pancakes made with yeasted batter 

Pickled Herring 
Маринованная сельдь 

 An Eastern European pastry with a ring of dough and cottage cheese in the middle 

This multi layer cake is fairly sweet and soft from the luscious amount of sour cream and condensed milk cream 

Russian Tea Cake 
Россия торт чай 
A relatively simple recipe, generally consisting entirely of ground nuts, flour and water or, more commonly, butter.  
After baking, they are coated in powdered sugar while still hot. 

Black Russian Cake 
Черный русский пирог 
Gets the name from the famous cocktail made with vodka and Kahlua, a coffee flavoured liquor 

The Enlightened Empress Afternoon Tea is available from Monday 9 July to Friday 27 July Monday to Friday from 3pm – 4pm by reservation only. For more information or to make a reservation please contact Forth Floor Reservations on 0131 524 8350.

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