Executive pastry chef Mark Perkins is taking High Tea to new artistic heights at the art-happy hotel’s elegant Mirror Room.
Art Afternoon Tea is a highly Instagrammable eating experience where you can sip your Keemun Gongfu tea with the incredible sweets inspired by Banksy Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama and Mark Rothko.
Banksy’s Girl With a Balloon cake consists of a white chocolate cube filled with vanilla cream choux, cherry jelly, hazelnut caramel and chocolate crémeux. The finishing touch is a tiny replica of the artwork.
Our favourite is the Kusama cake, the most difficult to make of the five cakes, according to Perkins. It has a sablé biscuit base, topped with milk chocolate mousse, passion fruit crémeux and chocolate feuillantine on a bright yellow glaze. – Tuija Seipell.