The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has long been famed for its unique art deco design and 1920s heritage. From 23rd September 2019, the new Nineteen Twen-Tea Afternoon Tea will be served in The Palm Court and features intrinsically designed pastries and delectable savoury treats inspired by the 1920s, with a contemporary twist.
Located in the heart of the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, The Palm Court is just one of the original features of the hotel from when it was completed in 1927. Guests can admire original panelling, stained-glass windows from the early twenties and exquisite 1920s-styled murals adorned with theatrical patterns. Combining 1920s flair and traditional ingredients, guests will enjoy an authentic taste of the era created by the hotel’s talented pastry team and be transported back in time to the prosperity of late 1920s London.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea features:
- Glamour Reborn 1927 Chocolate & Coffee Tart – tarts rose to fame in the twenties as the must have ‘treat’ of the era. The new menu features the classic tart with a signature Sheraton twist, combining smooth chocolate and bitter coffee.
- Strawberries and Champagne Opera – Delicate sponge cake is infused with Champagne, the 1920s tipple of choice, and topped with creamy, strawberry chocolate.
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Macaron – drawing inspiration from the advent of sliced bread in the 1920s and the popularity of peanut butter. This iconic sandwich has been re-constructed into a delicate macaron.
- Pistachio and Blackcurrant Paris Brest – traditionally made of choux pastry and praline cream, Sheraton’s pastry team adapted this classic with pistachio praline and revised the original recipe by adding blackcurrants and toasted pistachios to enhance flavour.
The savoury offering for Nineteen Twen-Tea has been created in honour of the 1920s culinary revolution and refined to deliver a simple nostalgic addition to the menu.
Alongside a variety of scones, the savouries include:
- Vol au vent – the popular pastry commonly found in households throughout the 1900s has been given a rebirth and filled with smoked mackerel and soused beetroot salad.
- Union Club Sandwich – the Union Club Sandwich originates from the Union Club, New York and has been recreated all over the world since the late 1800s. Nineteen Twen-Tea introduces a new variation using beetroot bread.
- Quiche – first reported as a popular dish in England in 1925, and now revived with fresh, seasonal vegetables.
- Waldorf Salad – named after the famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, this signature dish includes apples, celery and mayonnaise – with walnuts added in the early twenties.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea is elegantly presented within the ‘birdcage’ cake stand, aptly named after the nickname the hotel received in the early twenties. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was one of the first buildings in London to be built with a stand-alone steel structure, after construction was abandoned during the first World War the steel frame was nicknamed the ‘birdcage’. Building recommenced in 1924 and the steel frame still forms the arches of the Palm Court today.
Justin Pinchbeck, General Manager at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane comments: “Nineteen Twen-Tea celebrates the hotel’s heritage and the launch of our new Afternoon Tea gives guests and visitors the opportunity to take a trip back in time and indulge in the finest pastries in our Art Deco Palm Court. The talented pastry team loved delving into the era of when our stunning hotel was first erected, and every item on the menu has been created with a hint of the roaring twenties.”
The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has also collaborated with the world award-winning Newby Tea who have created a special ‘1927’ blend exclusively for Nineteen Twen-Tea, marking the year the hotel was originally completed.
The Nineteen Twen-Tea Afternoon Tea will be available daily in The Palm Court from Monday 23rd September with seatings at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Afternoon tea starts from £42 per person.
To make a booking or for further information, please visit https://www.palmcourtlondon.co.uk/afternoon-tea