This post is ridiculously post incident but hey I’m gonna blog it anyway, as I reckon you guys would want to know about it. Some of the best weekends are spent eating and celebrating. I spent one such weekend with my mum, celebrating the wonderful occasion of her 60th birthday. And my oh my does she look cracking for it!
I decided that our mother and daughter event for such an occasion needed a bit of grandeur and fun. I heard at lot about the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel, and figured it would be the perfect destination.
Rhubarb and Custard Tea (gorgeous) and Apple Pie tea (not our thing) were sampled, before the traditional English Breakfast and Darjeeling teas arrived. As it was a special occasion it was also time for a glass of champagne. Bottoms up!
Savoury treats included swiss roll style sandwiches featuring Smoked Cumbrian Ham with Wholgrain Mustard on Sundried Tomato Bread; Cucumber and Chive Cream Cheese on Spinach Bread; Cold Smoked Salmon and Lemon Butter on Dark Rye Bread; Egg Mayonnaise with watercress and smoked sea salt on Lemon Bread, the quiche of the day and olive scones with herb butter.
But hey it’s afternoon tea, so onto the sweet treats: Carrot Meringue served on a bed of pea shoots, ‘Strawberries and cream’ homemade marshmallow mushrooms, ‘Tick Tock’ Traditional Victoria Sponge, Melting Mango Cheesecake, Match Green Tea and White Chocolate Mousse served in a Chocolate Tea Cup, ‘Drink Me’ potion of passion fruit and coconut parfait, along with Cranberry Scones served with fresh fruit preserve and clotted cream. To finish, there was a cart that offered Banana, Apple and Strawberry flavoured Jelly Wonderland.
As it was a special occasion, Mummy LL also got a slate slab housing another scrumptious piece of cake and got to make a wish for her birthday.
I’m off to take my brother for his first afternoon tea experience tomorrow. Any other afternoon tea destinations you would recommend? I’m salivating at the thought…