The countdown to Christmas is on and to celebrate, Grosvenor House is launching a festive afternoon tea inspired by the much-loved British classic The Snowman, written and illustrated by Raymond Briggs. Indulge in an afternoon of yuletide nostalgia, with delicious Christmassy pastries inspired by the timeless tale.
Set under the twinkling lights at Park Room in Grosvenor House, the resident pianist will play the soft sounds of the soundtrack from the film adaptation of the book as you relive the festive magic of The Snowman. The afternoon tea menu features five adorable limited edition pastries and an amuse bouche created by Head Pastry Chef Anthony Hurst which reimagines the story of The Snowman.
These include ‘The Enchanted Forest’, a delicate pastry tartlet with salted caramel and spiced milk chocolate in Christmas Tree form, commemorating The Snowman and The Boy’s festivities in the forest of The North Pole, ‘The Snowman’, a spiced ginger ganache encased in a chocolate shell, infused with pineapple that pays homage to the magic of The Snowman, and ‘A Friendly Face’, celebrating The Snowman’s iconic tangerine nose, a woodruff mousse with tangerine marmalade, seated on a fluffy meringue base.
Savoury nibbles include finger sandwiches with Norfolk turkey, cucumber and mint as well as smoked salmon, and eggopen brioche buns. Freshly baked scones are served with Devonshire clotted cream and an assortment of homemade preserves. To accompany the tea, guests can choose from an extensive selection of Newby fine teas, or further indulge with a glass of Champagne to celebrate the festive season.
It’s an afternoon tea that all generations can enjoy, with a separate children’s version of The Snowman Afternoon Tea also available. The little guests can delight in a selection of finger sandwiches, miniature scones with ice cream, and four of the limited-edition pastries inspired by the picture book along with a cosy hot chocolate.
Bespoke illustrations designed exclusively for Grosvenor House by Illustrator and Animation Director Robin Shaw, who was part of the directing team on the magical sequel The Snowman and The Snowdog, adorn the menus which will be offered for guests to take home with them as a keepsake for their afternoon of enchanting nostalgia.
The Snowman Afternoon Tea will be available from November 17th 2023 – January 7th 2024, served daily between 1.00 pm and 6.00 pm from £65 per person, or £83 with a glass of Champagne. The Snowman Afternoon Tea for children is available daily for £35 per child (up to 12 years). Visit the Park Room’s official website here to book.