We plan beginning the new year in delight as we present the most practical of all afternoon teas in our Byron’s Brasserie at Colwick Hall. In an advancing age of technology and challenges on finding that ‘most precious of time’, we feel a sense and desire to hark back to the good old days. Sharing an afternoon tea with a menu themed and designed to spread joy, happiness and fun, gives guests time to escape to their very own happy place.
Practically perfect in every way, proceedings commence with a selection of fine sandwiches and wraps. These include a stilton and pear chutney wrap, coronation chicken, ham and egg, and a cream cheese and cucumber finger sandwich. A children’s menu is also on offer with simple but fun fillings.
As we journey through an imaginative and captivating themed afternoon tea every quarter, this time we have found the element of fun, and share it with you in the form of a flight of taster drinks. The special blends are mixed in purpose made medicine bottles and come with their own prescription of happiness. First, an apple barley water is offered to complement the preliminary course – did you know that barley is one of the first cultivated grains in history, and boasts many practical benefits!
Next up comes the lemon sherbet fizz. Just the ticket to create a buzz whilst enjoying the remarkable savouries on the menu. Whilst these drinks are all driver friendly and child friendly, our full drinks menu offers a range of themed gin cocktails and prosecco cocktails, and even an opportunity to add (at separate cost) a tipple of your choice to the included non-alcoholic drinks.
Back to the all important food, the chefs with creative hats have come up with a “penguin soup”. This is a most whimsical and fabulous take on our now established soup within the savoury course. The cream of celery soup is the true winter warmer and comes with added fun and frolic as he is dressed as a “penguin” with a pasta bow of distinction. As we danced in the kitchen to penguin cups, and here in the job that must be done, we have found our element of fun. Also on the savoury menu is a mature cheddar and caramelised red onion mini quiche. Life is all a balance, as our savoury to sweets, very much the yin to the yang.
They say happiness is a piece of cake. For us it really is and I am sure you will agree when you indulge in the supercalifragilistic range of sweet delights. Leading the way is a fly a kite cookie, homemade with shortbread and free hand cut to shape and decorated in a dual tone icing. The Cherry Tree Lane cake is layered with a genoise sponge, a chocolate and cherry mousse, and finished with a chocolate cream. Star of the show is our eye-catching Spoonful of Sugar cupcake topped with the daisy brimmed hat and umbrella, all in vanilla frosting.
The signature scone is also themed as it is infused with finely mandolin sliced stem ginger making it subtle and not overpowering, but providing a delightful punch which is further accentuated with the rhubarb compote accompaniment and clotted cream. Served with a wide selection of finely blended teas and coffees.
A Spoonful of Sugar is served daily from the 1st January 2019 – 31st March 2019 and is priced at 2 for £39 Monday to Friday, and £26.95 per person on Saturday to Sunday. Children under 11 are offered a child friendly version of the menu at £13.50 per person. Tickets are available now online or telephone or email. Dietary requirements can be catered for separately.