Discover the latest Victoria and Albert Museum headline exhibition - Opera: Passion, Power and Politics – with an operatic afternoon tea package in Knightsbridge this autumn
London, 16 August 2017: In celebration of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s headline exhibition this autumn and as a hotel corporate member of the museum, Jumeirah Carlton Tower, the luxury hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge, will be serving up an opera-themed afternoon tea experience.
Opening on 30 September, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A will explore a vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day. Told through the lens of seven premieres in seven European cities, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through nearly 400 years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Available from Saturday 30 September to Sunday 19 November 2017, the Opera Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Carlton Tower features a selection of savouries and pastries inspired by the opera houses and cities featured in the V&A exhibition. Guests who opt for the cocktail afternoon tea will also receive a Don Giovanni cocktail made with Mozart chocolate liqueur, amaretto and fresh cream; a ticket to Opera: Passion, Power and Politics; and a mini MP3 player preloaded with arias from the seven different operas to listen to whilst they indulge. The MP3 player will then be theirs to keep and take home with them.
The Opera Afternoon Tea savoury selection features Mini croissants filled with Brie de Meaux and grape chutney (inspired by Paris); Bruschetta of fontina cheese, heritage tomatoes and basil (Milan) and Beetroot cured salmon on pumpernickel bread with quail’s eggs (St. Petersburg).
These are then followed by an array of delicate pastries, including an Earl Grey tea and prune crumble tart (London); a Medovik honey cake (St. Petersburg); a Mascarpone panna cotta and limoncello jelly (Venice); and a Chocolate and praline gateau (Paris). Homemade scones, clotted cream and traditional preserves round off the tea table treats created by the hotel’s talented pastry chef Louise Boschetti.
Located just off Sloane Street, Jumeirah Carlton Tower is within comfortable walking distance of the Victoria and Albert Museum and offers luxurious accommodation and generous hospitality in the heart of one of London’s most fashionable shopping districts.
For opera lovers travelling to London from further afield, Jumeirah Carlton Tower will also be offering an exclusive accommodation package for the duration of the exhibition. Available from 30 September 2017 to 25 February 2018, the Night at the Opera package will include bed and breakfast accommodation for two; two tickets to Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A and a copy of the exhibition coffee table book. The accommodation package starts from £408 per double room per night, including taxes.
The Opera Afternoon Tea will be served daily in the Chinoiserie lounge at Jumeirah Carlton Tower from 3pm to 6pm and costs £45 per person or £55 including a Don Giovanni cocktail, ticket to Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A and mini MP3 player preloaded with opera music.
For more information on the Opera Afternoon Tea or Night at the Opera package, visit www.jumeirah.com/opera. To reserve a table for tea, call +44 (0)20 7858 7185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Jumeirah Carlton Tower on social media @JumeirahCT.
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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 dining in the Chinoiserie lounge 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 including the flagship Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts manages properties in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kuwait in the Middle East; Frankfurt, Istanbul, London and Mallorca (Spain) in Europe; the Maldives and Shanghai in Asia. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM with properties in London and Dubai; the new lifestyle hotel brand VenuTM; the wellness brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurant Group DubaiTM; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality ManagementTM; Jumeirah SiriusTM and its global loyalty programme. Future openings include luxury hotels in China, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Oman, Russia and the UAE. www.jumeirah.com
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