Showered withflecks of light from the Baccarat chandelier overhead and flanked by views of its maple-lined courtyard, The Corinthia London’s Lobby Lounge is agrand spot for afternoon tea. And in February, like many a venue in thecapital’s luxury arsenal, it is honouring Valentine’s Day with a time-limitedfestive offering.
However, the young hotel’s Sensory Afternoon Tea is no tweeaffair. Served with Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV champagne, the menu is designed to awaken thesenses via sweet options ranging from rich Guanaja chocolate mousse with rose-tea infusion to moist almond and pistachio dacquoise and crunchy choux filledwith lavender cream – along with the requisite scones and finger sandwiches(think Loch Var smoked salmon and roast sirloin fillings).
Creating aluxury-brand love triangle (of sorts) will be the addition of an Ambre candlesitting atop each table, a heavy vanilla-bourbon-infused delight createdespecially for the occasion by world-renowned nose Roja Dove. It has been madein very limited numbers, and is also available (as a complimentary gift) forHarrods customers purchasing a magnum of Laurent-Perrier Rosé NV.