The five-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort has launched a brand-new autumn inspired Afternoon Tea menu available now until November 23. Inspired by local and in-season ingredients, the Wicklow based Resort is always refreshing their delectable afternoon tea menu’s.
With colder days headed this way, executive head chef Susan Leacy has created a very special menu with all your afternoon tea favourites that is perfect to enjoy by the fire. With the resort’s picturesque woodlands in the heart of Wicklow showing all their beautiful autumn colours, Druids Glen’s Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to relax and unwind. Whether it’s after a brisk walk, a day out with your mum or a bit of self-love, immerse yourself in the heart of Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland.
The special Autumnal Afternoon Tea menu includes delicious savoury sandwiches and fluffy scones, finished off with a variety of sweet treats such as Salted Caramel and Almond Tart and Vanilla and Plum Crème Brûlée.
The Autumnal Afternoon Tea costs €32 per person and is served daily from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. If you’re feeling bubbly why not add a glass of Masottina Prosecco Frizzante (€41) or Pannier Champagne (€50).
Take in the beautiful autumn colours and tastes at the five-star Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, to make a reservation call 0 1 287 0847 or visit www.druidsglenresort.com.
Nestled between Dublin's creative quarter and elegant Grafton Street, the decadent Westbury hotel is the capital's premier luxury location and member of the Leading Hotels of the World.
Renowned for its commitment to supporting the arts, the Westbury is now celebrating five years of their partnership with the National College of Art and Design by launching their most fashionable Afternoon Tea to date.
These artistic cakes and treats will be available for a limited period, and guests of the serene Gallery can sample exquisitely designed desserts from rising stars in design,
Executive Pastry Chef at The Westbury, Ray Encarnacion, has skilfully made the presentation and was clearly inspired by the style and intricate detail of each fashion look.
The impressive orange outfit is infused with vibrant colour and was created by Ciara Allen. Ray was influenced to draw upon the bold colour choice by sculpting a sumptuous pistachio Bavaroise, hazelnut sable, and khalua fluid gel.
Dora Oduro Newman's gorgeous dark design encompasses an oversize black dress with dupion silk embellishment and rivet studs, inspired by her multi-cultural experience.
As a result, Ray made a striking black and gold tartlet, with cherry gel, chocolate mousse and delish peach custard. We are shaking with the sugar cravings right about now.
The all-white creation by Gabrielle Malone was inspired by fishermen's work attire and tools, and translates as a delicate Verrine made of white chocolate cremeux.
That gorgeous orange colour is passion fruit jelly, mixed with white chocolate and coconut-whipped ganache. Heaven help us.
Bivouac, Una King's poncho design, is based on the concept of temporary encampment. Ray created the stunning, elegant cake with delicious and light beer sponge, strawberry mousse, yoghurt cremeux and citrus Italian meringue.
The flavours…someone pick our jaws up off the floor please.
If you are what you eat, does that make us artists?
Last but not least, Elizabeth Omowumi’s voluminous hooded design is an oversized African print laser-cut jacket with knit cuffs, over a colourful African print-petaled shirt with knit collar.
Ray created a vibrant choux from blueberry compôte and lavender pastry cream to bring the style to edible life.
The pastry chef described how he crafted the unique array of desserts, explaining how rewarding the experience was:
"Meeting with the designers in their NCAD fashion studio and choosing from their amazing creations, deciding which would translate best as a dessert was an unusual but exciting opportunity for me.
If you're still struggling to think of a Mother's Day gift idea for your mum, or if you just want to treat her to a day out soon, why not try a spot of afternoon tea?
It's got that little extra special touch over a normal restaurant lunch – and you don't have to stick to just tea, of course!
Here are some of our favourite places around Ireland for a girly afternoon…
The Atrium Lounge at The Westin
Try their traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches, cake and loose lea tea for €28pp, or have some fun with their Most Peculiar Aftertoon Tea for €30pp, a Alice in Wonderland-style menu which includes a "Victorian mojito" in a teapot. Fancy or what?!
You can choose to be served in the hotel's bright lobby area or in the elegant drawing room, with an afternoon tea including tea, sandwiches, cakes and homemade chocolates for €27pp, or for €39pp with a glass of Champagne.
The g Hotel
This boutique hotel offers afternoon tea in true style, with an assortment of sweet treats, sandwiches and tea for €26 (€42 for two people), or the above with a glass of pink Champagne for €37 (€59 for two).
The old Dunraven family home is now a stunning hotel, offering an elegant afternoon tea for €28.50pp (vegetarian option available) or €37.50pp with a glass of Prosecco or Prosecco Rosé.
Titanic Suite at Titanic Belfast
Enjoy live jazz music as you are served up a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, sweets and freshly baked scones with clotted cream, plus your choice of a slice of one Titanic signature cake, cut at the table for you. Prices start at £24pp, and go up to £29 to include a glass of Prosecco and £34 to include a glass of Champagne.
Our summer picnics in the park have been given a touch of class as The Westin Dublin announce the launch of their takeaway afternoon tea.
Avaible from The Atrium at The Westin Dublin, the takeaway afternoon tea features a sleek and convenient carry box complete with the traditional tea-stand tiers for all those delicious cakes and sandwiches.
Perfect for bringing back to the office or for a picnic with the girls!
The afternoon tea consists of all your favourites from the classic afternoon tea such as homemade roast spiced beef sandwiches, cucumber and dill cream cheese sandwiches, red velvet cupcakes and delicate pistachio macaroons.
The Westin Dublin’s takeaway afternoon tea is available at €20 per person and must be ordered up to 24 hours in advance.