LONDON, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Guoman Hotels has announced the launch of a limited edition afternoon tea menu at London's AA Hotel of the Year, The Royal Horseguards this April. The special menu is being created in celebration of the impending marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
The grand five-star hotel presides over the River Thames and is located literally moments away from where the Royal Procession will take place. It's an ideal spot to relax and indulge in a beautifully crafted, limited edition afternoon tea in a London hotel.
The hotel's inventive Head Pastry Chef Joanne Todd has handcrafted the truly British menu in honour of the young couple. The celebratory regal tea experience begins with a Sapphire Earl Grey Tea, playing homage to Kate's beautiful and unique wedding ring, as well as a selection of sandwiches including ingredients such as organic cucumber, coronation chicken, Welsh rarebit, king prawn and Scottish smoked salmon.
Sweet treats with a royal twist follow, including a miniature rich fruit royal iced wedding cake, English Rose cupcakes scented with Duchy Estate honey, the Queen of Puddings (a delicious combination of berry compote and custard crowned with meringue) and William and Kate heart-shaped buttery sable cookies. Those with a sweet tooth will also love the twist on the classic wedding aperitif, Kir Royale; a blackcurrant liqueur and champagne layered jelly, or one may wish to indulge in a dreamy Eton Mess surrounded by a curl of Valrhona white chocolate or the velvety Felchlin chocolate royale, served on a chocolate and pistachio tartlette.
In traditional style, the regal afternoon tea menu is served complete with scones, Cornish clotted cream and English preserves.
About Guoman Hotels:
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in central London and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's major cities.
Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards (current AA London Hotel of the Year 2010/11) and The Tower. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.
In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its new property opening in Shanghai – with a property in Beijing to follow in 2011. In the UK, The Grosvenor Victoria property will join the collection in the near future.
Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia and Asia.
SOURCE Guoman Hotels