‘Let them eat cake’ an afternoon tea
inspired by Marie Antoinette
This summer Pont St have a brand new afternoon tea, inspired by the opulence of Marie Antoinette’s court. The menu includes savouries such as Foie Gras on Brioche Toast, Cheese Balls with Quince and Hollandaise Quail Egg Tartlets.
Sweet treats such as Champagne Lychee Jelly with Rosewater Cream, Absinthe Choux and Chocolate Opera Cake sit alongside classic scones with jam and clotted cream. Ruinart champagne will complete the indulgent tea, with guests being offered edible pearls flavoured with rose or raspberry which perfectly complement the flavour of the champagne.
Executive chef. Sophie Michell says, ‘I’ve always found Marie Antoinette an intriguing character; she was seen as a figure of decadence, beauty and frivolity. It’s debatable as to whether her famous quote, ‘Let them eat cake’ was actually coined by her, but it did get me thinking about what would be her perfect afternoon tea. Combining this with Ruinart Champagne, one of the oldest Champagne houses in France and their new flavour pearls, it was a seamless match.”
Marie Antoinette Afternoon Tea
Chocolate Opera Cake
Champagne Lychee Jelly with Rosewater Cream
Marie Antoinette Playing Card Biscuit
Foie Gras on Brioche Toast
Cheese Balls with Quince
Hollandaise Quail Egg Tartlets
Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel
£35 per person
with a glass of :
Ruinart Brut NV £45 per person
Ruinart Rose NV £55 per person
From the early 18th century, Dom Ruinart had the foresight to understand the great potential of champagne. His nephew, Nicholas Ruinart a champion entrepreneur realised the ambitions of his uncle, Dom Thierry Ruinart and in 1729, the house of Ruinart champagne was born. This Marie Antoinette Afternoon Tea is inspired by the decadence and opulence of the 18th century. Ruinart champagnes are fresh and elegant and they show wonderful character and length. They are full bodied and complex yet extremely smooth. The perfect afternoon tea pairing.
JING ENGLISH BREAKFAST
Statuesque and broad Assam tea, with plenty of structure and malty richness.
Arousing breakfast tea, perfect with or without milk.
JING GREEN TEA
A great green tea is instantly accessible; offering vibrant grassy flavours,
a sublime natural sweetness and a satisfying silky texture.
JING EARL GREY
Refreshing and bright, with citrus freshness lifting the rich Ceylon tea base.
JING JASMINE SILVER NEEDLE
Delicate flavours in which light orchard-blossom sweetness combines with fragrant
jasmine to soft, vanilla effect.
JING WHOLE PEPPERMINT LEAF
Insistent, deep mint flavours with an almost oily mid-palate,
Subsiding cleanly towards an intense finish.
FRESH MINT TEA
Our whole Peppermint leaf herbal tea is a delicious caffeine free drink
making the perfect soothing drink to round off a meal.
Bright, refreshing and cleansing.
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