Chef Dominique Ansel Launches New “Fruit & Vegetable Patch Afternoon Tea” at Dominique Ansel Bakery London
Following the hugely popular first-ever Afternoon Tea service at Dominique Ansel Bakery, the celebrated Chef has announced that he is launching a brand new presentation for the classic tradition; an all-vegetarian “Fruit & Vegetable Patch Afternoon Tea,” launching on 5th March.
The Afternoon Tea menu invites guests into our garden, beginning with savoury bites from the vegetable patch, followed by sweet bites from the fruit patch, and ending by picking little fruits and catching tiny chocolate honeybees from foliage set atop the highest tier of our handmade ceramic-tiered stands. Warm scones are served with clotted cream and fresh strawberry jam.
This new Afternoon Tea menu is inspired by the joy and abundance of a springtime fruit and vegetable garden and a reminder that sunny days are ahead, when ripe fruits and vegetables sprout from the earth beneath and from bushes and vines coming to life after the chilly winter months.
“There’s something so exciting about that first signs of spring, when fruits and vegetables start to grow and you know that warm weather is coming up,” said Chef Dominique. “As chefs, it’s also always a welcome sign of all the bountiful ingredients coming into season that we’ll be able to work with. We wanted to capture that and transform a fresh fruit and vegetable garden into our very own afternoon tea.”
Our Fruit & Vegetable Patch Afternoon Tea menu includes:
Peas in the Pod: English pea mousse, crushed peas, fresh mint, crème fraîche, pea & parmesan sablé “pod”
Beetroot: Roasted beetroot mousse, dill, crème fraîche, toasted pistachios, purple basil
Romaneso: Truffled cabbage coleslaw, cauliflower purée, romanesco, choux
Mushroom: Sautéed portobello mushrooms, shallots, aged cheddar, garlic & bulgar wheat, crunchy potato crumbs
Caramelia Honeybee: Valrhona Caramelia chocolate mousse, honey blackberry compote, hazelnut milk chocolate, crispy feuilletine
Lemon Violet: blueberry violet jam, lemon whipped ganache, white chocolate, lemon financier, meringue, fresh viola flower
Strawberry: strawberry mousse, star anise-infused strawberry compote and almond sponge dipped in strawberry chocolate
Apricot & Mango: mango mousse, fresh apricot compote, passionfruit Valrhona chocolate, vanilla sablé
Plus, warm homemade scones with clotted cream and fresh strawberry jam to spread on top.
Three different menu options will be on offer for guests to choose from:
Signature: our Afternoon Tea menu of savoury and sweet bites, choice of tea, and warm scones with clotted cream & fresh fruit jam (£42)
Sparkling: our Afternoon Tea menu of savoury and sweet bites, choice of tea, warm scones with clotted cream & fresh fruit jam, and a glass of bubbles or wine (£55)
Splendid: our Afternoon Tea menu of savoury and sweet bites, choice of tea, warm scones with clotted cream & fresh fruit jam, a glass of bubbles or wine and a selection of additional savoury elements (£80)
Launch on Friday, 21st February at 12pm for seatings beginning on 5th March.
Afternoon Tea will be served Thursdays-Sundays in two sittings at 2pm and 4.15pm
Hours of Service
Afternoon Tea is served every Thursday-Sunday at 2pm and 4.15pm in the bakery’s beautiful covered garden terrace, which is open year-round for guests to enjoy and decorated in a “Gardening” theme to complement the Afternoon Tea.
Dominique Ansel Bakery London
17-21 Elizabeth Street
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About Dominique Ansel
James Beard Award-winning Pastry Chef, Dominique Ansel has shaken up the pastry world with innovation and creativity at the heart of his work. As Chef/Owner of eponymous bakeries in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong, Chef Dominique has been responsible for creating some of the most fêted pastries in the world, including: the Cronut® (named one of TIME Magazine’s “25 Best inventions of 2013”), The Cookie Shot, Frozen S’more, Blossoming Hot Chocolate, and many more.
For his prolific creativity, he was named the World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2017 by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards. Food & Wine has called him a “Culinary Van Gogh” while the New York Post coined him “the Willy Wonka of New York.” He was also named Business Insider’s “Most Innovative People Under 40,” one of Crain’s “40 under 40,” and was bestowed the prestigious l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, France’s second highest honor.
Prior to opening his own shop, Dominique served as the Executive Pastry Chef for restaurant Daniel, when the team earned its coveted third Michelin star and a four-star review from The New York Times. He opened his first Bakery in NYC’s Soho neighborhood in 2011 with just four employees. Here in London, Dominique Ansel Bakery London launched in September 2016 in Belgravia. Most recently on 7 February 2020, Dominique debuted Dominique Ansel Treehouse, a new all-day café located in Covent Garden.
About Dominique Ansel Bakery London
Chef Dominique Ansel debuted his first shop in Europe in September 2016 with the launch of Dominique Ansel Bakery London. Located just between the capital city’s Belgravia and Victoria neighbourhoods, the Bakery brings Chef Dominique’s signature pastries across the pond, as well as an entirely brand new menu of exclusive-to-London creations, both sweet and savoury, inspired by local British ingredients and traditions. The shop offers café seating indoors, a quaint covered outdoor terrace that’s open year-round, and beautiful open kitchens where guests can watch our chefs prepare their food fresh daily.