Can afternoon tea be FUN!?! Heck yeaaaaaah!!! Especially if you’re indulging in the “Sex and the City Par-Tea” at the Hyatt Regency in London. I was a big SATC junkie back in the day, and so enjoying this themed afternoon tea was very nostalgic for me, and brought back many fab memories of my love affair with Carrie, Sam, Charlotte and Miranda.
Not only was the Par-Tea wonderfully presented – I mean the attention to detail was amazing – but each delicious morsel had a tie-in to SATC and NYC, including:
- Waldorf salad sandwiches
- Salted beef with pickles on mini bagels
- Smoked salmon balls
My faves were the mini New York hot dogs with mustard, and the mini-burgers (named Jack Berger, after one of Carrie’s boyfriends).
‘Glamorous, with a touch of whimsy’ is how I would describe this Par-Tea, and the sweets and pastries continued the glam SATC theme:
- Pearl macarons for Carrie
- Leopard printed high heels for Samantha
- Diamond topped red velvet cupcakes for Charlotte
- Vanilla cheesecakes with margarita flowers for Miranda
All totally delicious mini works of art! Well, not-so-mini actually; these were very generously-sized portions! – and that’s even before the scones are served warm and fresh upon request. We tried ours with the tangy-silky-smooth lemon curd – WOW!
The teas on offer also correspond to the characters: for Carrie, Jing Organic Silver Needle; for Samantha, Whole Rosebud China Black Tea; for Charlotte, Darjeeling Second Flush; and for Miranda, Jing Organic Jade Sword Green Tea. (But I opted for the suggested Cosmopolitan, the SATC ladies’ fave cocktail – a perfect accompaniment to my stroll down memory lane).
This is a perfect afternoon tea for the girlfriends, whether or notyou’re SATC fans! The “Sex and the City Par-Tea” is available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. The cost is £38 per person and guests can also enjoy this fashionable afternoon tea along withone of the girls’ favourite cocktails, the Cosmopolitan, for £47 per person.
Available until 8th September is the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea, another fab themed AT available fromthe Hyatt, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I adored the “Eat Me” / “Drink Me” cocktail, but the whole presentation of this Mad Hatter tea is so bright, colourful, and screams FUN! Here’s a fun sneak-peak… “curiouser & curiouser”.
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