Home to one of the most pleasurable of rituals at Dublin’s favourite five-star hotel, afternoon tea. The fresh, pretty shades of golden yellow, pale green, buttercream and ivory of The Lord Mayor’s Lounge are echoed in the delicate tones on the plate, with a Classic Afternoon Tea matching the style and colour of this most iconic of drawing-rooms.
Here are all the essential elements of a traditional afternoon tea, with the selection of impeccably dainty sandwiches including whiskey cured smoked salmon with Lakeshore mustard on Guinness bread, cherry vine tomato and feta cheese on pumpkin bread, egg mayonnaise and cress on white bread and chicken and avocado on poppy seed roll.
With homemade buttermilk scones with clotted cream and jams and richly sticky gingerbread, the afternoon tea menu at The Shelbourne showcases the art of the pâtissier, as it always includes exceptional and exquisite pastries created by Executive Chef Garry Hughes and his talented team of pastry chefs at the hotel.
To celebrate the reopening of The Lord Mayor’s Lounge, the new Classic Afternoon Tea at The Shelbourne focuses on old favourites from childhood memories given a contemporary gloss. Revisiting the classics and adding a little something special, an éclair that has a surprise filling of lemon and raspberry topped with Swiss meringue, a classic carrot cake that has cream cheese frosting and an unexpected centre of zingy orange, the decadent caramel has a liquid caramel base, hazelnut bavarois and dark chocolate mousse and the panna cotta is in a fashionably current flavour combination of vanilla and pomegranate with rhubarb & yuzu compote.
All the firm favourites from the past, each element of the new Classic Afternoon Tea is both a trip down memory lane and an indulgent modern delight.
The Classic Afternoon Tea is available for €52 per person, with Champagne Afternoon Tea from €68 per person, with three afternoon tea sittings per day, Monday to Friday, and 4 on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Celebrate the reopening of The Lord Mayor’s Lounge and The Shelbourne’s central role in the social life of Dublin with a Classic Afternoon Tea, perfect for a special afternoon enjoying the lovely things in life, an experience designed to be shared and savoured.
For more information, please visit www.theshelbourne.com