Amazing Afternoon Tea!
This was a ladies day out to buy the "dress" for the bride for her big day! To celebrate the event the five of us had booked to have Afternoon Tea in The Gallery, upstairs in the Westbury! Ecaterina was our hostess and she made us feel like celebrities, Our menu was explained in detail and our dietary needs taken into consideration. We had a lovely table near the large open fire. We were in awe when our three tiered afternoon tea arrived. The lower tier had a selection on sandwiches, Honey Baked Limerick Ham, Sundried Tomato Relish on Malt Harvest bread, delicious Truffled Chicken Salad on a Brioche Bun, Oak Smoked Salmon & Crab on Soda Bread and Free Range Egg & Chive white sandwiches. All the sandwiches were tasty and freshly made.
The second tier was all enclosed in a spotless warm table napkin and what it revealed when opened was warm freshly baked fruit and plain buttermilk scones served with raspberry jam and clotted cream. Delicious. There was also a tiny lemon zest little scone.
The top tier was amazing, a work of art. I can't imagine the amount of work that went into baking and presenting such an array of mouth watering desserts, pots of vanilla mousse with blackberries and blueberries, tiny eclairs with a delicate hazelnut filling, tiny chocolate desserts and a lemon curd dessert.
The highlight for the whole experience for us was when Ecaterina, our host,arrived at our table to surprise the "bride to be" with a specially made dessert from the chef! The dessert had "YES TO THE DRESS" in script writing,iced in a chocolate icing, across the bottom of the plate! What a surprise! It made our day. We were nearly in tears. Loved the whole experience, it was so personal, the food was delicate and delicious, the surroundings were comfortable and relaxing. The best part was the customer service by all staff especially our host. Well done, A day to remember. We will be back. Afternoon Tea is an experience not to be missed.