The Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane is
celebrating the Burlington Arcade's 200th anniversary with a
special afternoon tea.
Following a year of exclusive collections,
installations, events and special-edition product launches
commemorating this very special year, a quintessentially British
dining experience has been created by Four Seasons Hotel London at
Park Lane, which is just a short walk away from the Burlington
Head Pastry Chef David Oliver has created five
bespoke cakes inspired by the luxury heritage, architecture,
British charm, and uniqueness of the Burlington Arcade:
Beadle: Representing the world’s smallest police force, this
stand-out pastry is modelled on Head Beadle Mark Lord. This light
blueberry cheesecake is made with vanilla, sable Breton and
The Velvet Hat: Inspired by Victorian
fashion, and shopping traditions at the Burlington Arcade including top hat
shopping. White chocolate covered Joconde sponge, raspberry jam
and rich vanilla mascarpone cream create a modern take on the
traditional Victoria sponge.
The Joss Flower: Inspired by the
limited-edition fragrance created to celebrate Burlington Arcade’s
200th Anniversary by Atkinson 1799. Layered peach and jasmine
jelly, pink pepper cream, soft almond sponge, vanilla and gardenia
mousse make up this aromatic cake, all infused with notes from the
bespoke fragrance, and topped with a delicate sugar joss flower.
The Burlington Battenberg: Reflecting the iconic marble floor of
Burlington Arcade, this Victorian classic sliced chocolate and
bergamot cake is wrapped with this statement geometric pattern.
The Gold Nugget: Ending the sensory journey at the intricate gold
windows of the Arcade’s Piccadilly entrance, this 24K gold
covered nugget features a passion fruit and angostura bitter
caramel, praline crostillant, with 70 percent Trinidadian
chocolate and rum whipped ganache.
Working with some of the
finest home-grown producers and suppliers, the Burlington
Afternoon Tea includes classic British sandwiches in five
varieties: cucumber with mint and cream cheese on white bread;
Lambton and Jackson smoked salmon with lemon cream cheese and
radish on brown bread; Coronation chicken on granary bread;
curried egg with Montgomery cheddar, truffle on brioche bread; and
Portland crab salad with preserved lemon butter on white toast.
The Burlington Afternoon Tea is finished off with
freshly baked warm fruit and plain scones, served with clotted
cream, strawberry and vanilla jam, and mandarin and cedar pine nut
Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane guests can toast
the 200th anniversary of Burlington Arcade with a glass of chilled
Champagne before choosing from a selection of teas from around the
The Burlington Afternoon Tea is available at Four
Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane until 31 December 2019 and is priced
from GBP 46 per person.