Ametsa with Arzak Instruction have created a unique take on afternoon tea, adding their trademark flair to the classic British experience. Drawing on the principles of Basque cuisine, the traditional afternoon tea staples have been replaced by a range of savoury tapas and a series of stunningly presented desserts, all joined by a chilled glass of Spanish cava or a choice of TK teas. Served in the recently updated Halkin bar and lounge, the Ametsa afternoon tea is a unique and indulgent experience in a chic and contemporary setting.
William Curley Couture Jubilee Afternoon Tea Apricot and Ginger Macaroon Crown - Apricot & ginger mousseline with an apricot & ginger compote Earl Grey Chocolate Casket - Chocolate and Earl Grey mousse, with lemon curd Summer Berry Fruit Tart - Sablée tart baked with almond sponge, crème pâtissière topped with a selection of summer berries Cherry Paris Brest - Choux pastry ring filled with crème pâtissière, cherry compote & crème Chantilly Almond Dacquoise sandwiched with a praline ganache All served alongside a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and home-made scones with clotted cream and jam. William Curley Couture Summer Afternoon Tea Sea Salt Caramel & Raspberry Tart - Crisp hazelnut tart layered with sea salt caramel, raspberry dacquoise and topped with a dark chocolate ganache Chocolate Financier with Passion Fruit Curd - Rich chocolate sponge topped with mango compote & passion fruit curd Cherry Paris Brest - Choux pastry ring filled with crème pâtissière, cherry compote & crème Chantilly Strawberry Frasier - Fresh strawberries with a vanilla Bavaroise, berry compote and Genoise sponge Apricot and Ginger Macaroon Crown - Apricot & ginger mousseline with an apricot & ginger compote All served alongside a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches and home-made scones with clotted cream and jam. Priced from £37.50 per person, the Jubilee tea will be available between 3pm and 6pm daily from 1-10 June 2012, with the summer tea available until September 2012. A Rose Champagne afternoon tea will be available for £47.50. For reservations please email or contact: +44 (0) 20 7333 1060.