Celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with ‘Laurent-Perrier’s Floral Afternoon Tea’ at The Dorchester
Laurent-Perrier has long supported the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and this year – through the talents of garden designer Ulf Nordfjell – will let the relaxing aroma of lavender pervade its 2013 show garden. Chosen for its distinctively fresh, sweet and natural composition, lavender is much sought after; both for its natural beauty and its fine essential oils used by perfumeries.
This year, luxury London hotel The Dorchester, is working with Laurent-Perrier to bring you the ‘Laurent-Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea’. During Chelsea week the soothing essence of lavender will be found in The Dorchester through floral arrangements, candle aroma and lavender bags provided as a take home gift by the hotel’s designer florist Phil Hammond.
The ‘Laurent-Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea’ will include tea pastries such as ‘candied lemon’, a lemon-shaped sponge cake filled with lemon crémeux and a white chocolate flocage; ‘violet’s garden’, a patch of red fruit mousse flavoured with violet, on a crunchy short bread with a fresh crystallized violet garnish; and ‘Lavender basket’, a dark chocolate tartlet infused with lavender scent, decorated with a spun sugar handle. These cakes will be served with a selection of finger sandwiches and scones complemented by Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé. Revered by wine-lovers and style-setters throughout the world, this outstanding cuvée has an exceptional freshness and delicious berry-fruit taste.
During tea service The Promenade at The Dorchester will be filled with the scent of limited edition lavender scented candles created by world renowned Master Perfumer, Roja Dove – the second in an exclusive series of Roja Parfums Candles for Laurent-Perrier and The Dorchester inspired by this year’s show garden. Priced at £75, the bespoke candle will be available for purchase at The Dorchester’s Phil Hammond pop-up Chelsea Flower Show, ‘Florist Corner’, in the hotel lobby, which will also sell bouquets inspired by the garden.
How to book:
The Dorchester’s ‘Laurent Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea’ will be available during the week of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, from Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May 2012 at 1:15pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:45pm and 5:15pm, priced from £56 per person excluding service charge. For reservations please contact The Dorchester on restaurants.TDL@dorchestercollection.com or on +44 (0) 20 7317 6501.
Guests to London can book a Chelsea Flower Show accommodation package on Thursday 23 May 2013, which includes an overnight stay for two in a deluxe room with breakfast, two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Laurent-Perrier Floral Afternoon Tea for two, and an exclusive perfumery consultation with Master Perfumer Roja Dove, priced at £786 per room per night inclusive of vat and breakfast.