An extravagant high tea wouldn’t be complete without Champagne.
France and its riches await in this opulent Parisian Salon which is opening its doors for an extremely extravagant high tea next month.
There will be savoury sandwiches, homemade quiche as well as delectable desserts and Parisian pastries. Tea and coffee will be served too but to take this tea to the next level and to equal the French antiques that adorn the room, you will also be treated to free-flowing Blanc de Blancs Champagne.
Blanc de Blancs translates to white of wines and is a Champagne made entirely from white grapes. Many of the villages where these grapes are grown have been denominated as grand cru and, as such, are of the highest quality. The Champagne itself requires a discerning palate and an appreciation for its elegance, lithe and sometimes austere flavour.
However, it also pairs fantastically well with food, which in the case of L’heure du thé experience will be a selection of savoury sandwiches including Dijon and dill with smoked salmon, French Provincial and roast beef as well as homemade pumpkin, feta, spinach quiche bites.
Your sweet tooth will be satiated with petit fours, French macaroons and shortbread as well as freshly baked scones accompanied with chantilly cream and confitures de France while you drink your tea, coffee and Blanc de Blancs.
The lavishly decorated Apartment 26 takes its inspiration from the Palace of Versailles and is fabulously furnished by Anton Venoir’s collection of stunning French antiques. Dating from the 17th-19th Century, the classic pieces emanate a timeless elegance and under candlelight will enchant the room and have you feeling as if you have packed your bags and flown halfway across the world to the City of Light.
The two-hour extravagant high tea with bottomless Blanc de Blancs takes place on both Saturday 25 September and Sunday 26 September with seatings at 11am and 2:30pm. The gathering will be an intimate affair and will allow those in attendance the time and space to admire the splendidly decorated salon.