Knightsbridge hotel The Wellesley, is celebrating Sir Winston Churchill by creating a limited edition afternoon tea, complete with tiramisu bowler hats, chocolate cigars, and a bespoke tea blend, in a nod to the late British Prime Minister.
With a huge portrait overlooking the hotel’s Cigar Lounge, and a suite in The Penthouse named after him, Winston Churchill has a strong presence in the hotel.
The new afternoon tea, alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, the menu showcases filo pastry cannoli cigars with dark chocolate mousse; a cheesecake tartelette and mandarin dome; bowler-hat shaped tiramisu cups; and rum and coffee lollypops.
The bespoke Churchill Blend tea is enriched with almonds and pieces of Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar.
The Wellesley’s award-winning cigar sommelier, Giuseppe Ruo, said: “As a hotel, we are passionate about good quality cigars; a passion that Churchill shared. His portrait in our Cigar Lounge acts as an interesting centrepiece, and we wanted to celebrate his legacy in other areas of the hotel too.”
“We’ve combined Churchill, a quintessentially British figure, with our traditionally Italian food offering to create a unique afternoon tea menu that will be enjoyed by guests of all ages.”