A while ago Rachel and I treated ourselves to a beautiful afternoon tea at Browns to cheer up an otherwise miserable week; it was a heavenly afternoon so we were very excited to be invited recently to try their Royal afternoon tea to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
Now let me be clear, this afternoon tea is not made by the Queen nor do I believe it has been served to her, however I am certain she would love it if she got the chance to try it!
In the spirit of celebrating her maj's big day we started with the delicious cocktail that comes with this afternoon tea. A vodka based treat called British Royal. This was fruity and yet comfortingly boozy, a triumph!
We also got to try what turned out to be (direct quote from Rach here) "The best profiterole I have ever eaten", for those of you not new to Dolly's blog you will know she eats a lot of puddings so this is high praise indeed. In fact the excitement caused by these salted caramel treats caused a very unfortunate gaffe in which I accidentally implied our waiter was over weight from eating too many of these. Clearly I did not mean this but in my sugar induced frenzy I could not form articulate conversation! Luckily he was a star who found it far funnier than me, and he took excellent care of us both.
Thanks for having us!
Disclaimer: We were invited by Brown's to sample their latest afternoon tea. We were under no obligation to say nice things, and I'm fairly confident they did not expect us to accidentally insult their staff.