News / Perfectly In Tune With Its 1920’s History Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Launches its Jazz Afternoon Tea
10 April 2017
Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is launching a limited-edition Jazz Afternoon Tea this month, bringing to life its history and heritage through the sights and sounds of the 1920s. Launching on 30 April, to mark International Jazz Day, the ornately designed Themes Tea will be served in the hotel’s Palm Court, accompanied by live musical performances inspired by the golden era of jazz, during which the hotel first opened its doors.
Continuing its 90th anniversary celebration year, Sheraton Grand London Park Lane will serve the Jazz Afternoon Tea for a limited time of 90 days. Each weekend throughout this period, established musicians from London’s world-class Jazz scene will provide the backdrop to this quintessentially British past-time. Performing a mix of classic and modern jazz, the music will complement the Art Deco design of the recently renovated hotel, transporting guests back to the Roaring Twenties.
The Jazz Afternoon Tea experience has been carefully orchestrated to provide a treat for the eyes, ears and taste buds. The delicious chocolate tart with basil lime ganache is topped with an edible saxophone a musical note, whilst a delicate chocolate sheet of music provides the finishing touch to the Sable Breton biscuit base topped with a light honey mousse and blackberry gêlée. A coconut dacquoise with piña colada crème and tropical compote brings an exotic touch and a rich red velvet cake with orange butter completes the symphony of pastries that are sure to hit all of the right notes. In addition, a selection of handmade sandwiches is served alongside plain and raisin scones with a duet of seasonal preserves and clotted cream. The afternoon tea is offered with your choice of classic tea or rare & single estate tea, with the option to add champagne.
The recently renovated Palm Court, situated in the heart of the hotel, is the ideal setting for the culinary experience, as it has been dedicated to the British ceremony of Afternoon Tea since the hotel first opened in 1927. Back then, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was an original hangout for the Bright Young things of Mayfair, and is one of the best examples of original Art Deco design and architecture in London today.
International Jazz Day, now in its sixth year, is a day designated by UNESCO to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people together from all corners of the globe.
The Jazz Afternoon Tea will be served daily until 30 July in the hotel’s iconic Palm Court with prices starting from £39 per person. The Jazz musicians will play from Friday to Sunday, with afternoon tea from Monday to Thursday accompanied by our regular harpist playing a selection of jazz-inspired songs.