The Five-star Rosewood London hotel is bringing famed painter David Hockey to Afternoon Tea. Not the actual artist mind you, but a tea inspired by the painter.
Designed by Rosewood’s executive chef Mark Perkins, the three-course menu is a tribute in miniature to the large-scale installations featured in the new David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller and further away) exhibition presently at the Lightroom exhibit space. The dishes range from traditional sandwiches to technicolor pastries that double as works of art.
The most spectacular dessert is ‘The Splash,’ an homage to Hockney’s California swimming pool series. Earl Grey chocolate bavarois and chocolate sponge cake are coated with an icy-blue glaze.
‘Art Afternoon Tea’ at Rosewood London starts at $91, or $115 if you add a glass of champagne. The experience is available Monday to Sunday, between 12 p.m. and 5.45 p.m. via the hotel’s website.
Our favorite of the hotel’s art teas is still the Van Gogh experience where you couldn’t decide whether to eat the pastries or display them.