30 Jul It’s a jolly holiday with Mary
It’s a jolly holiday with Mary
If you’re an avid reader of our blogs you’ll know that here at SevenEvents (include our link www.sevenevents.co.uk ) we love our food… particularly a bit of afternoon tea. With the summer holidays upon us I’m sure you’ll looking for something different to do so we’re suggesting that you head to Aqua Shard (link to www.aquashard.co.uk ) as they’ve just launched their ‘Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea’.
Afternoon Tea with a theme
Inspired by the much-loved stories of PL Travers, the afternoon tea will provide a fitting tribute to the author and to Mary Poppins’ magical adventures. Available until April 2019, guests will be taken on a playful journey down memory lane, with an exciting series of nostalgic and creative sweets and savouries that pay homage to Travers’ books.
Once seated, guests will be immediately immersed in Travers’ imaginary world, as they are presented with a menu that takes form as a gilt gold framed mirror – a recurring symbol throughout the books depicting Mary’s vanity and her ‘practically perfect’ reflection. Served on a custom-made tea stand with an umbrella on top and silver booted feet below – with crockery that comes to life with Mary Shepard’s original illustrations of Mary Poppins – the tea will follow the format of a quintessentially British afternoon tea with unconventional twists.
What delicious treats do you get?
To start, the savoury selection will include traditional finger sandwiches (Cackleberry farm egg and truffle, Dingley Dell honey roast ham and mustard, Ploughman’s and a Devon crab and cucumber brioche), as well as crumpets – Mary Poppins’ favourite – with miniature versions served warm with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
After the savoury selection, guests can delve into Mary’s trademark ‘Carpet Bag’, which will contain Mrs Brill’s freshly baked plain and raisin scones to top with homemade plum and raspberry jams, and clotted cream.
Guests can choose to to add ‘medicine’ to their glass, with three homemade liqueurs of Rum Punch, Lime Cordial and Strawberry that will be served in medicine bottles, ready for mixing to create a classic Kir Royale style cocktail.
We can’t wait to taste it for ourselves!