It’s doesn’t feel quite like afternoon tea weather yet, but I do like the sound of this one – a bit of a winter warmer!
We’ve eaten in the adjoining Caxton Grill so I like to keep an eye on what’s happening at St. Ermin’s Hotel and they have a new Gin & Ginger Afternoon Tea menu celebrates the tastes of London’s Frost Fairs. I’d never heard of Frost Fairs before but do like the sound of them. Frost Fairs were historically held during periods of severe cold weather when pop-up stalls would appear on the frozen River Thames selling hot gin and gingerbread to those looking to warm up in winter.
Executive Head Chef, Alexander Boyd’s new menu includes such sweet treats as: Cucumber & Gin Jelly with Verbena Panna Cotta, Raspberry & Juniper Berry Mousse, Chocolate, Orange & Ginger Torte and Gingerbread Cake with Gin & Lime Cream. Served with warm scones and savoury bites, from Gin Cured Salmon with Dill Mayonnaise & Cucumber and Pastrami with Juniper Pickled Cabbage to Cream Cheese & Beetroot Bagels and British Brie with Onion, Ginger & Apricot Chutney.
The new menu is available in The Tea Lounge ( Off the mezzanine balcony) and is served between 12 noon and 6pm.
Gluten Free and Vegetarian menu’s available.