30/04/2015

LIFESTYLE | Mathew Williamson Afternoon Tea at Balthazar, Covent Garden

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A couple of weekends ago I finally had the chance to visit one of my favourite restaurants in London, Balthazar, to sample the exquisite looking Afternoon Tea in collaboration with Mathew Williamson. The British designer teamed up with the Covent Garden based hot spot to celebrate it's second anniversary, by taking inspiration from his SS15 collection to create the most beautiful and delicious treats.
The renownded designer's Spring Summer 2015 collection references the relaxed glamour of some of David Bailey's shots in his book Chasing Rainbows - hence the name of the cocktail on offer. This is only available for 1 more day, finishing tomorrow on the 1st May where a new collaboration is to begin. I would highly recommend squeezing in a visit before it stops if you can, not only was the food incredible, (the Pecan Praline Millefeuille was especially amazing!) but the staff were as always, highly welcoming, friendly and the service was tip top. I went with my wonderful friend Stefan; we'd had this booked for months so were so excited for it! We decided to make the most of our trip to London and explored a bit of Covent Garden, taking lots of photos and being silly, (see the telephone box picture below...) and finished our day with prosecco overlooking the magical area on a rooftop bar, taking in all the twinkling lights and allowing the bubbles to go to our heads! A fabulous day of friendship, fun, food, sunshine and cocktails - perfect!
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Below you can see exactly what you get for your money:

 
A selection of sandwiches:
 
Cucumber, Mint and Cream Cheese

Smoked Salmon, Butter and Black Pepper

Crab, Tarragon Mayonnaise and Lemon Juice

Smoked Chicken and Apricot

Egg Mayonnaise and Mustard Cress


 
Freshly baked raisin and plain scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam

Assortment of MATTHEW WILLIAMSON CAKES AND DESSERTS:


Strawberry Trifle


Pistachio and Kirsch Macaroon

Pecan Praline Millefeuille

Black Forest G√Ęteau

Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberry Jelly and White Chocolate


Choice of teas and herbal infusions
 

You can also opt for the cocktail option for an extra £10 (£35 per person), which of course, we did!

 
The Chasing Rainbows is a refreshing mixture of Pinky vodka, Lillet Blanc, yellow Chartreuse, crystallised rose petals and Brut Champagne. You can also choose a glass of Gaston Chiquet Champagne instead
 

 
If anyone else has been, were you as impressed with it all as I was? I'd love to know your thoughts...

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