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I was invited to check out the Runway Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel London in Ten Trinity Square and our food and drink was free. I was not paid for a visit and was not contractually obliged to write this blog post or create content on a platform.
Four Seasons Hotel London on Ten Trinity Square I wish you a fabulous new afternoon for serious fashion-conscious people. The Runway Afternoon Tea is brand new and inspired by a beautiful photo exhibition on the walls of the hotel’s rotunda. Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows are a celebration of the work of the late Karl Lagerfeld by the British artist Simon Procter.
The vivid scenes show life in the world of the creative director and show some of his most famous sets – all taken by a photographer who knew him personally.
When I took a seat in the lounge, I was accompanied by my best friend … and of course we discussed the crisis our world is in, but we also tried to think about happy times and hope for the future.
The tea starts with a selection of champagne and I strongly recommend choosing the type of ruin that is so light and fruity.
The runway afternoon tea is directly inspired by the photos in the exhibition and each cake represents a specific scene. “The Garden” is a matcha biscuit with pistachio, mint mousse and grapefruit confit and is a tribute to Chanel Garden and the immaculate lawns used for the Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2019 runway. Monochrome is a black and white Battenberg cake with black sesame cream and candied orange, reminiscent of the famous Chanel logo and the black and white theme at Lagerfeld’s final show.
The hydrangea (my favorite) is a ginger shortbread with rhubarb compote and jasmine chantilly and is reminiscent of Lily-Rose Depp’s ruffled pink wedding dress Chanel thousand from the haute couture spring / summer 2017. The “Rocket” is a dark chocolate biscuit with yuzu coconut cream and comes from the space age autumn / winter 2017, Chanel Ultra Rocket.
It wouldn’t be afternoon tea without a selection of finger sandwiches (the usual suspects: salmon, cucumber, coronation chicken and egg) along with super-soft and fluffy scones and a selection of rare teas. If you fancy another sip, there is the Harlequin Cocktail created by Harry Nikolaou, Director of Mixology. It consists of gin, rhubarb, almond blossom, clarified grapefruit and Mancino Sakura and is refined with white lemon and diet cola jelly, the designer’s favorite drink.
We loved the runway afternoon at the Four Seasons Hotel London on Ten Trinity Square and it was the perfect, stylish way to spend the day!
The exhibition runs until June 30, 2020 and is free to visit. The tea and the cocktail will run next to it.
Four Seasons Hotel London on Ten Trinity Square
10 Trinity Square
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