One for the diary and definitely one for those wanting an extra special treat during the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, The Dorchester is hosting afternoon tea with Champagne Laurent-Perrier. Actually there is a full package available from 19th-25th May 2014. You can stay overnight and included are exclusive tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and a floral inspired afternoon tea in The Dorchester's Promenade.
On the outdoor terrace of the Penthouse and Pavilion you will take in the wonderful views of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Designed by Oliver Messel, the suite is truly beautiful and the terrace will feature a garden designed by Luciano Giubbilei in a palette of blues and greens.
There will be guest speakers during the afternoon tea series -
Monday - The Hon. Daniel Brennan: Head of Marketing at Champagne Laurent-Perrier will talk about the champagne house's history.
Tuesday - Thomas Messel: Nephew of Oliver Messel will talk about the inspirations and life of the renowned theatre designer
Wednesday - Roja Dove: British Master Perfumer and fragrance historian will speak about the power of scent and the limited edition candle inspired by the cedar wood in the 2014 Laurent-Perrier RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden
Thursday - Mich Turner MBE: Founder of The Little Venice Cake Company will speak about the glittering world of cake design and celebrity events
Friday - Phil Hammond: Designer Florist at The Dorchester will speak about the inspirations behind his renowned floral creations for The Dorchester
Saturday and Sunday - Wedgewood talks
Tea is a not just ordinary tea as you would expect from this hotel. It will include tea pastries with a floral theme, Apricot Lavender Tart and Rhubarb and Acacia honey financier with rose flower cream being examples. Served with finger sandwiches and Grand Siecle by Laurent-Perrier this will be a tea to remember!
Priced at £75 per person for the tea there are two sittings at 2pm and 4.30pm. Call The Dorchester on 0207 319 7102 or email reservations.TDL@dorchestercollection.com.
If you would like to stay for the exclusive members only day on 21 May the price is £750 per room which includes a complementary bottle of champagne and two tickets to the show (and of course the afternoon tea). Again contact The Dorchester for further information.