London’s honed hospitality chain, W London, brings something new to the city – an afternoon tea in collaboration with artist Lois’ O Hara. The typical British traditional high tea experience gets elevated with stunning pastry work that will impress with both visuals and flavours. This exciting partnership brings together Lois’ unique artistic vision with W London’s Pastry Consultant Leyre with a menu that draws inspiration from the realms of well-being and positive mental health.
Lois’ O Hara’s designs are characterised by fluid movement and unconventional colour palettes, which encourage introspection and immersion. Her art brings vibrancy to the W Lounge. Lois O’Hara and Leyre comment, “We have something truly awesome here – a sensory journey that combines art, taste, and emotion, all set to captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your memory.” As an added luxury, Lois O’Hara will create a bespoke mural in W Lounge for Frieze London, celebrating her vibrant creativity and adding a further pop of colour to the afternoon tea experience.
Pastry Consultant Leyre, ensures that each pastry is a unique composition of flavours and textures, offering an unparalleled sensory experience. The artistically curated menu features five different desserts designed to inspire and delight namely Zen, Clear Mind, Nature, Connect and Creativity. Zen is a dessert that combines flavours of passion fruit, mango, and matcha tea, evoking Asian cultures and tranquillity. Giving a nod to Leyre’s Spanish roots, Clear Mind brings together the pure essence of orange and olive oil, while Nature celebrates the joys of a garden harvest with blueberry and lemon. Connect champions the classic pairing of peanut and chocolate and Creativity is a dessert that is unconventional bringing together raspberry and black sesame, delivering a surprising and delightful flavour experience.
But that’s not all! The sweet indulgence on the high tea menu at W London is complemented with an assortment of savoury sandwiches from beetroot-cured smoked Scottish salmon, cream cheese, dill and tobiko to smoked chicken with tarragon mayonnaise, cucumber and Dorset mint butter. Adding an element of British tradition, the afternoon tea will also feature freshly baked scones, clotted cream and jams. The highlight is the W London bespoke tea blend which has green tea, strawberry, cherry and safflower.
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