British Airways is brewing up a perfect
afternoon tea with The Dorchester, one of London’s most luxurious
and iconic British hotels.
The airline’s new service, ‘Afternoon Tea by The
Dorchester’, is set to take to the skies from Autumn 2009, at the
same time as the launch of BA’s new First cabin.
The Dorchester, famous for its elegant pastries
and exquisite cakes, has been honouring the British custom of
serving traditional Afternoon Tea since the hotel first opened in
London in 1931.
British Airways followed suit in the 1940s on the
famous Stratocruiser aircraft, which flew across the Atlantic on
20-hour journeys that involved four refuelling stops, and no fewer
than three main meals for passengers including a six-course lunch
and afternoon tea.
The new Afternoon Tea service from
British Airways and The Dorchester, to be available on flights to
the United States, will offer First Class customers a mouth-watering
selection of finely cut sandwiches and sumptuous cakes, served
with a variety of flavoursome teas from around the world.
British actress Emilia Fox, was one of the first to try the
‘Afternoon Tea by The Dorchester’, served by British Airways cabin
She said, “British Airways and The Dorchester are the
perfect blend. It is definitely my cup of tea.”
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