Thursday, 21 March 2013

The Langham, London Launches Theo Fennell Bijoux Afternoon Tea

The Langham, London is delighted to announce its annual Bijoux Afternoon Tea collaboration with luxury jewellery designer Theo Fennell. The partnership celebrates Theo Fennell’s love of fine craftsmanship and eclectic design alongside The Langham’s illustrious past as Europe's first 'Grand Hotel' and the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition over. Award-winning Head Pastry Chef Cherish Finden, recently voted ‘Pastry Chef of the Year’ at the Craft Guild Awards, has created a selection of irresistible treats, inspired by Theo Fennell’s exquisite jewellery collection.

The Theo Fennell Bijoux Afternoon Tea will be available from 8th April until November 2013 and offers the ultimate afternoon indulgence.

The Theo Fennell Bijoux Afternoon Tea is priced at £49.00 per person, including VAT.

The Golden Ticket:

For the month of April, Palm Court is teaming up with Laurent-Perrier Champagne to offer all guests that enjoy the ‘Champagne Theo Fennell Bijoux Afternoon Tea’, a golden ticket containing a guaranteed prize. Priced at £62.00 per person with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Reserve NV and a golden ticket, prizes to be won include:
Luxury weekend stays at The Langham, London
Theo Fennell 18ct Yellow Gold Bee Bracelet
Wonderland Afternoon Tea for two
A pair of tickets to the Lowry Exhibition at the Tate Modern during June/July
‘Once upon a Tea Time’ – Langham Afternoon Tea Book
Bottles of Laurent-Perrier NV champagne
Glasses of LP NV Champagne
15% off next visit to Palm Court

For more information on The Palm Court or to make reservation visit and for Theo Fennell visit

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Easter Afternoon Tea - Corinthia Hotel London

Celebrate Easter with a special Easter Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London, Covent Garden. Available 25th March to 2nd April.

£39.00 per person

Selection of finger sandwiches
Served on artisanal breads

Selection of warm scones
Plain and raisin
Served with house preserves and clotted cream

Selection of Easter-themed fancies:

Easter Bunny
Orange macaroon filled with
delicious orange buttercream

Lemon fondant fancies
Lemon "pain de gene"
with lemon buttercream and marzipan

Coffee Religious
Coffee pastry cream filled choux buns
glazed with coffee fondant and nibbed sugar

The Garden
Raspberry mousse shot glass
with pistachio soil and a violet macaroon

Simnel Cake
A spiced moist fruit cake decorated with marzipan

The Egg
Dulce chocolate shell
with a coconut mousse and passion gel filling

Plant Pot
Carrot cake wrapped in chocolate
with chocolate soil and carrot as decoration

Apple Pavlova
Traditional Pavlova filled with
apple cream and lime zest sugar
Easter Laurent-Perrier NV Afternoon Tea
£49.00 per person

Easter Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV Afternoon Tea
£58.00 per person

Due to the expected high demand for Easter Afternoon Tea, it is strongly advised to book in advance as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Make your reservation using the booking form at the bottom of this page.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

"Casta Diva" Moscow

"Casta Diva" offers homemade Italian cuisine in exquisite interiors, including magnificent summer terrace.
Chef – Michele Brogioni
Pizza chef – Vincenzo Dilillo
Director – Pavel Erofeev

"Casta Diva" restaurant opened on Tverskoy Boulevard in 2008 and immediately captivated city gourmets and connoisseurs of Italian cuisine. Its interiors resemble a summer garden – fountains, picturesque frescoes on the walls and ceiling, open terrace buried in verdure of flowers and trees.

The menu offers homemade Italian cuisine, some regional classic food and designer’s dishes from chef Michele Brogioni. Guests can choose from 15 kinds of pizza cooked by Italian pizza-chef Vincenzo Dilillo. Sweet pizzas, pizzas with truffles, seafood, mushrooms, with traditional tomato sauce or original asparagus sauce – all this dispels a myth that pizza isn’t a dainty dish.

"Casta Diva" restaurant
26 Tverskoy Boulevard, Moscow
Phone +7 (495) 651-81-81


If Marie Antoinette were alive and well and living in Moscow, chances are she would dine at Turandot. The Turandot Restaurant is situated on Tverskoy Boulevard a few steps from the famous Cafe Pushkin Restaurant. The owner of the both restaurants is the famous restaurateur Andrey Deloss. The Turandot Restaurant is an establishment beyond the scope of definition “restaurant”, it’s a true luxury palace, all the interiors of which are hand-made. Here is the tinsel, the antiques, the majestic chandelier of Malaysian crystal with unique lightning, acting fireplaces, tapestries – and everything is genuine! The details of interior have been made for 6 years! Two workshops of wood-carvers, artists, sculptors have worked at them without a break.

The restaurant has got 14 halls of 20 thousand sq. m. The tables boast china-ware – the XVIII century original copies. Three dozens of steps, winter gardens, frescos, pictures, silk carpets, vase collection of Min dynasty era. In the center – there’s a chic modern bar . Above it all there’s a mechanical peacock able to whirl and to flop, a grotesque hi-tech copy of the Hermitage statue in St. Petersburg. 

Chinese, Japanese. The menu was elaborated by Alan Yau, the only chef who was awarded two Michelin stars for the Asian cuisine. He offers the wide range of Chinese and Japanese dishes. It’s worth mentioning gentle ostrich fillet in bean sauce, Meru fish fillet with a sour-sweet sauce, Pekinese duck with beluga caviar, rolls with duck-chest, mango and crab salad. All the dishes are so excellent that the gourmets are at a difficult choice.

Pay your attention to the dessert menu. Ice-
cream and sorbets are from the Cafe Pushkin, while the desserts are all from the chef. For example, roll of chocolate-cigarette pastry with chocolate and pistachio creme brulee with vanilla “Bourbon”, hot lemon gratin with wild strawberry.

'Small is Beautiful' charming Café-Bar 'C’est La B' Hong Kong

This precious little gem of a cafe-bar is designed for those who can relax whilst enjoying delectable sweet treats, savory dishes, afternoon tea or late night chilling and best of all, many will be delighted to know orders can be made for their take-away home parties in that area. A hearty savoury list of Pot Pies served with Salad Greens & Baguette can also be enjoyed along as well as Rainbow Club Sandwich, Savoury Sandwich Rolls, Signature High Teas with a Difference or Butterfly Pasta with Meatballs with special teas & coffees or a refreshing glass of wine and chilled Champagne

Selected signature desserts and cakes of over 30 creations which are made from Ms B's CAKERY will be featured daily on the menu. Ms B’s CAKERY is where cakes are unique works of art made to perfection from preparation to presentation. Exceptional flavours and texture combinations combine with extraordinary good taste and creative presentation make Ms B's cakes the crème de la crème in Hong Kong.

More than just Cakes…

Sweets include decadent, chocolate Heaven Can Wait; Panna Cotta & Fairy Dust Crunch of french vanilla panna cotta with biscotti 'dusts' and caramel crunch; and Moonstruck’d, a mango mousse with mango, pomelo chunks and chiffon that is “so yummy we had to put it in a cup”.

Along with sugarless desserts, a selection of 'potted gems' includes Double Choc A L’Orange
and Double Choc Peppermint. Gluten Free dessert is also available - Citrus Mess of delicious lemon curd + fluffy meringue + freshly whipped cream.

LET THEM EAT CAKE! At Sketch London

We'll Let The Pictures Do The Talking!

Friday, 8 March 2013

International Women's Day! Ladurée Marie-Antoinette Macaron

International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements women have made and empower a new wave of women to push through the barriers. Although there have been break throughs vast inequalities still exist that prohibit women when participating in the economy, society and everyday life. But, this does not deter many female activists in fighting for equality for all.

I will be celebrating one of my favorite lady's, Marie-Antoinette. Fitting then that Ladurée has just introduced the Marie-Antoinette macaron made of two sky blue crispy shells, filled with a fondant cream infused with Laduree Marie-Antoinette tea.

A woman is an emblem of beauty; an enigma that harbors a myriad thoughts and emotions within the crucible of privacy. She drives you crazy, and yet one cannot fathom how insipid the world would be without her.

Happy international women's day Ladies!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013


Champagne Laurent-Perrier has teamed up with Peggy Porschen, founder of London’s prettiest cupcake café, to offer the ultimate cream tea to celebrate Mothering Sunday, 10th March. 

Spend time with mum and say thank you in style with a bespoke champagne cream tea and enjoy an afternoon of baked delights.

Peggy Porschen will be serving up exquisite cakes and confectionary at her Parlour in Belgravia, including sumptuously soft Mini Strawberry & Champagne Cupcakes, deliciously indulgent Red Velvet Layer Cake and beautiful mini hand-piped ‘Mum’ heart shaped cookies, all accompanied by a chilled glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne - plus a selection of Peggy’s own blend tea.

Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé was created four decades ago and is revered by wine-lovers and style-setters throughout the world for its soft salmon-pink colour and delicious, berry-fruit taste. Made from hand-sorted Pinot Noir grapes, and using the unique ‘saignée’ method this is unlike most other rosés, which are made simply by blending red and white wines. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is memorable for its exceptional freshness and unique aromas of freshly picked red berries, making it a delicious partner to Peggy’s cupcakes.

Peggy Porschen Cakes is one of London’s leading bespoke cake companies. Renowned for irresistibly pretty and elegant designs that are not only visually stunning but also taste delicious, Peggy and her talented team of pastry chefs and sugar-craft artists are passionate about creating edible works of art.

The Mother’s Day Cream Tea with Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé will be available by reservation only at Peggy’s Parlour, priced from £32 per person on 8th, 9th and 10th March.

 The menu includes Strawberry Bakewell Tarts, Mini Strawberry & Champagne Cupcakes, Red Velvet Layer Cake, a selection of Berry Flavour Macaroons and ‘Mum’ heart shape mini hand-piped cookies served with a pot of tea and a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé is available to buy by the bottle from £75.

Jour du Macaron! Macaron Day 20th March 2013, London

“Macarons only weigh a few grams, but that’s enough to leave your senses quivering with pleasure. Their thin, crisp shell, slightly rounded shape, tempting colours and tender interiors draw devotees to devour them with their eyes, and caress their smooth surface. Their flavours solicit the nose and, when one bites into that crisp shell, the ears tingle with pleasure and the palate is finally rewarded.”
Pierre Hermé

The countdown has begun Macaron day is fast approaching! Held every year on the 20th March London's macaron day is inspired by and coincides with the Jour du Macaron in Paris, created by la Maison Pierre Hermé, his Macarons have taken the world by storm in the recent years, and if you have tried one you can understand why. These babies are not only beautiful to look at, but are also delicious to eat. How could one resist?

On Wednesday 20th March, Pierre Hermé will be celebrating Macaron Day, a day of gourmandise and generosity! Pierre Hermé and members of the Relais Desserts invite you to join around France's most famous colourful treat, the Macaron! More than the simple pleasure of taste, this day is oriented towards solidary action. This year, we will be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the only UK-wide charity focusing solely on this disease.

For this unique annual event, Pierre Hermé Paris boutiques will offer a selection of 25 different emblematic flavours of macarons. An opportunity to discover or rediscover the unique universe of tastes, sensations and pleasures created by the man that Vogue dubbed the "Picasso of Pastry"!

Vive le Macaron!