On Saturday my girlfriend Vickie treated me to an early Christmas present and we went to the Hyatt Regency Hotel – The Churchill, London for afternoon tea with a fabulous twist! Our Sex and the City themed afternoon Par-Tea in the Montagu restaurant included savoury dishes inspired by the city of New York and include pastrami on rye, and New York bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese. Mini burgers (named after Jack Berger, one of Carrie’s boyfriends) and mini New York hot dogs with a light drizzle of mustard add a little Manhattan glamour to the tea.
For the sweet tooth there was a selection of pastries, created with each of the girls in mind. For Carrie, a strawberry-flavoured chocolate pink stiletto; for Charlotte, a pink strawberry cupcake; for Miranda, glazed doughnuts and last but no means least for Samantha, an appletini jelly in a mini martini glass.
You could also choose from a fine selection of teas that have been chosen to reflect each of the girls: For Carrie, 2007 Organic Silver Needle White Tea: Light, delicate quenching flavours, yet surprisingly full textured with a satisfying velvety finish. For Samantha a Flower Osmanthus, an explosion of variegated green tea leaves out of the heart of which unfolds the flame-coloured petals of the osmanthus. For Charlotte the traditional Sapphire Earl Grey, refreshing and bright, a perfectly focused classic and finally for Miranda; Darjeeling 2nd Flush; sprightly, lively, sappy and refreshing. As a non tea drinker I went for the lightest option – the Carrie and it was delicious, I drank the whole pot!
After a few hours of eating, drinking and catching up on gossip we went for a wander down Oxford Street to check out the Christmas lights which are truly magical and really got me in the festivie spirit. My favourites were the enticing winter wonderland of Selfridges and a glamorous, sparkly stiletto shoe!
Lots of Love