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Chocolate afternoon tea and other sweet delights at The Landmark hotel, London
Afternoon tea is one of England’s most well known traditions, associated with refined service, relaxation and sophisticated ambiance. As afternoon tea service becomes more popular item on the menu of luxury hotels and their exclusive offers, the race for the ultimate high tea experience becomes more intense. While exquisite tea infusions remain a staple in the afternoon tea service, the complementary snacks in the form of gourmet sandwiches, pastry and desserts offer space for true creativity.
In this post we present to you our afternoon tea stand designs for the award-winning tea service at The Landmark hotel in London. Served at the hotel’s Winter Garden with glass roof atrium, the afternoon tea experience at the Landmark is elegant and chic. We collaborated with Executive Chef Gary Klaner in creating a design for a high tea stand for the special Chocolate Afternoon Tea menu, based on a variety of chocolate infused delicacies.
Our designs featured a “skyscraper”-like metal stand with inlets for small glass trays on which food is displayed. Our designers chose a selection of bronze and silver-tinted metal bases for the high tea stand, paired with small glass inlets with crackled pattern in a dynamic red color. The red pattern provided a nice accent to the presentation of various petit fours and mignardise and added a vibrant note to the afternoon tea service.
Along with the high tea stands for the Winter Garden, our team also worked on the designs for buffet stands for the hotel’s signature brunch service and events held at the Executive Club Lounge. Our designers used large modular buffet stands in light bronze metallic tint, paired with glass display shelves. The designs for buffet stands were perfect for dessert presentations, as the photos illustrate.
Buffet stands were also accessorized with the additional of small glass double staircase elevations, used to serve small food items, such as petit fours, mignardise or canapes. This added a nice touch to the overall presentation, providing an interesting contrast between shapes and structures.