If you love afternoon tea this book gives a snapshot of well known venues from boutique hotels to chic cafes including Fortnum and Mason, The Langham, The Hummingbird Bakery, Peggy Porschen through to Yauatcha if you are looking for an eastern inspired tea.
Approximately 30 venues have shared their afternoon tea recipes, I made the scrumptious fruit cake from Daylesford Organic Farmshop & Cafe and it was a huge success. For the very keen cook there is a recipe from Laduree for Chocolate French Macaroons.
There are two or three pages dedicated to each venue with a brief description and photograph of the tea on offer, exterior and interior photographs all give a flavour of the ambience.
Turning the pages of the book I came across a stunning photograph of the outside of Claridges, I have fond memories of walking through the revolving doors into the art deco foyer where you sit and eat a relaxing afternoon tea in stunning surrounds.
Jean Cazal, food photographer, has taken the stunning photographs and you can almost find your hand wanting to reach out and take a cake off the many and varied cake stands and plates.
Love afternoon tea? Then this is a great reference book to help plan that next indulgent treat.
Author: Jean Cazals
Publication Date: March 2015
Disclaimer: I was sent the book for review, all thoughts are my own.