Awards season is upon us and whilst we can’t tell you who might win, (although we are all hoping it’s Leo), what we can tell you is that there is a new afternoon tea to celebrate and, well, if you’re going to celebrate or commiserate you might as well do it with some cake. In honour of it becoming the Official Hotel Partner for the BAFTAs, the Savoy is launching the Silver Screen Afternoon Tea.
Having seen a fair few stars grace its doors: Katharine Hepburn, Charlie Chaplin and Marilyn Monroe to name but a few, the Savoy will be serving its new tea in the Thames Foyer throughout February. A fitting setting given that it is these guests that provide the inspiration for the McAlpine Miller artwork, A Time of Reflection that hang on the foyer’s walls.
Following on from sandwiches and scones served with clotted cream and lemon curd, the cakes will include Marilyn’s éclair (rhubarb compote, vanilla custard cream and white chocolate); Pop Corn (made from polenta cake, homemade praline and Bergamot Chantilly); Cinema Ticket (roasted pineapples, cheesecake mousse and Britanny shortbread) and a cake that uses dark chocolate and liquid salted caramel to create a roll of film.
You might not get an award (well, you won’t unless you’re a nominee and reading this, in which case good luck) but at least you can show your support by keeping your fingers crossed and indulging in some cake.