The Edwardians loved afternoon tea – to them it was fashionable, desirable and incredibly important in their world of flourishing aspirations. Afternoon tea became the most popular way to spend a few hours and this festive period, the privately owned and exclusive Luttrellstown Castle will throw open its’ doors on selected dates from the end of November to celebrate this most special of occasions.
Edwardian Times at Luttrellstown
The owner of Luttrellstown in the 1900’s was Luke White, the third Lord Annaly who is remembered as undertaking a large number of improvements to the Castle and its surroundings – there is also a bedroom named after him which was his favourite bedroom in the Castle.
During this time in the late 1800’s and early years of 1900’s, there was an extensive range of glasshouses in the walled garden, and it was noted for its delicious peaches – of course, we decided to create a decadent peach dessert and our own Bellini for our lavish afternoon tea!
Festive Tea Menu
The exquisite Edwardian inspired afternoon tea menu, will include sandwiches of Coronation chicken on brown bloomer bread, Smoked salmon on Guinness bread, Pickled cucumber and chive cream cheese on brioche and Ham hock and wholegrain mustard mayonnaise on mini blaa. Indulge in some warm chocolate and orange madeira cake and delicious warm scones with clotted cream and save some room for the sweet treats! Savour Cassi and chocolate mousse, Maple and peach tartlet, Hazelnut and milk chocolate delice and Raspberry and pistachio fingers.
Afternoon Tea, with a wide selection of teas and coffee is €60pp, Veuve Clicquot Champagne Afternoon Tea is €75pp, Children’s Afternoon Tea is €30pp and a glass of Bellini is €18.50.
Available for seven dates only – Nov 27th, Dec 4th, 11th, 18th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Bookings will open at 10am on Thursday 27th October at http://www.luttrellstowncastle.ie