It was called the Grand Whipped Cream Tea.
Afternoon tea collaborations are common in Asia but less frequent in the US and Europe. So when a collaboration does happen, it is pretty exciting. Peninsula New York just finished a two-month tea collaboration with American Ballet Theater. They’re currently on a Ladurée afternoon tea, but I wanted to share photos from the ballet tea (t0 house in our afternoon tea archives :).
Afternoon tea set up. PDT is the current tea vendor for Peninsula…
…and two of the offerings are a custom blend:
- Black with vanilla, almond, marigold, and rosebuds
- Green with lychee and lotus
Teaware is Wedgewood.
Table set up.
Savories. Four across, each named after a character in the Ballet.
Cupcake Kid – dill-lemon cupcake with smoked salmon mousse
The Don Zucchero – egg salad, watercress on sourdough
The Swirl Girl – lobster salad, watermelon radish on pumpernickel
The Chef – roast beef, mustard, and pickles on rye
Onto the sweets
Scones, classic and raisin…
…with lemon curd, raspberry jame, and Devonshire cream.
Whipped cream and strawberries…
…and ballerina cookies.
Prince Coffee – marzipan and coffee tart
Princess Tea Flower – Earl Grey, rose cream, and petals
Gingerbread Man – caramel, chocolate, and choux
Princess Praline – mascarpone, vanilla, and raspberry
Most colorful afternoon
Till next time ^-^