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Celebrate in 17th Century Style at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London

Celebrate in 17th Century Style at Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London

London 08 January 2014: Jumeirah Carlton Tower is celebrating the style and sophistication of the 17th century with a jasmine themed afternoon tea. The afternoon tea has been designed by master patissier Eric Lanlard, who has incorporated classics of the Orient with more traditional tea elements. 

Eric Lanlard worked closely with the hotel’s Executive Chef Simon Young to create the themed menu. It includes a Jasmine tea smoked salmon and sesame seed bagel with wasabi mayonnaise, and prawn crackers with shredded duck, cucumber and a Hoi Sin sauce. 

Sweets include a chocolate and lapsang souchong tea chopstick cake, and a delicate green tea madeleine topped with white chocolate and yuzu cream. 

Eric Lanlard said: “In the 17th century the ‘Chinoiserie’ style was in high fashion, combining the beauty of ancient China with the best of western civilisation. The Jasmine Tea is a visual and culinary celebration of this magnificent era.” Chinoiserie at Jumeirah Carlton Tower provides the perfect backdrop with its sophisticated décor and soothing music played by the resident harpist.
Chinoiserie has recently been extended to include the Jasmine Room, inspired by this elegant era, so guests have their own slice of ancient China while enjoying afternoon tea. The Jasmine Room within Chinoiserie is an ideal venue to host a business meeting, family event or have informal get-together with friends.

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Notes to Editors:

The Jasmine Afternoon Tea by Eric Lanlard is available at Chinoiserie from 6 January 2014 throughout the Christmas season and costs £40 per person; £50 per person with a glass of champagne or £55 with a glass of rosé champagne. To book, visit jumeirah.com/jct or call +44 (0)20 7858 7181.

About Eric Lanlard:

Eric Lanlard, twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an impressive A-list clientele and a global fan base. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert and Michel Roux Snr. Eric is an experienced television chef and has presented and starred in two series of Glamour Puds for Channel 4 as well as fronting two of his own series, Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard, the second of which is currently showing on Channel 4. Eric has also made numerous guest appearances on TV shows including Mary Portas Queen of Shops, Market Kitchen, and Masterchef: The Professionals and Cookery School. Eric runs his own patisserie based in South West London, Cake Boy, which includes a stylish lounge and cookery school and his fifth book Chocolat is available now (published by Mitchell Beazley).

About Jumeirah Carlton Tower:

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, is a landmark hotel acknowledged as one of London’s finest. The hotel is noted for its fine dining, exclusive Peak Health Club & Spa and enviable location off Sloane Street – the Capital’s most fashionable shopping area. Jumeirah Carlton Tower offers 216 rooms and suites, individually styled with a calm and contemporary feel, together with world-class dining in The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Chinoiserie and The Club Room. 

About Jumeirah Group:                                                                                                

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme. 

For further information please contact:
Louisa Levison
The Communication Group
19 Buckingham Gate, London
SW1E 6LB
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
Email: llevison@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

For further information on Eric Lanlard please contact:
Jean Egbunike
J E Communications
1st Floor, 231 Putney Bridge Road, London
SW15 2PU
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 208 875 1868
Email: jean@jeanegbunike.com