Sussex Sparkling Afternoon Tea
We always say our Sussex Sparkling wines are perfect for afternoon tea, so here are our recommendations of hotels and restaurants we work with, proudly serving Rathfinny with sweet and savoury treats. The best thing about these restaurants is they serve afternoon tea all year round, so if you can’t book a table this Mother’s Day, you can always purchase a gift a voucher or make a future reservation as an I-Owe-You.
Executive Pastry Chef, Pierre Morvan serves a literary-inspired afternoon tea daily in the Maison Lounge of The Cadogan, a Belmond Hotel. From the carefully-considered finger sandwiches to the array of cakes, the menu is inspired by the sounds and flavours of locations featured in the Jules Verne 1872 novel ‘Around the World in 80 Days’. Guests are invited to indulge in delectable creations from chestnut and vanilla cake affectionally named ‘Five weeks in a Balloon’, to the ‘From Earth to the Moon’ which is a spiced mousse and pear cake, all of which are served with a selection of luxury teas and Rathfinny Classic Cuvée.
We love working with Firmdale Hotels to create special dining experiences with our Sussex Sparkling wines. At the Soho Hotel, tucked away on Richmond Mews, their ‘Best of British’ afternoon tea features a delicious selection of savoury dishes and tea sandwiches, such as Alfred Enderby smoked salmon and dill cream cheese and crème fraéche tartlets with Dorset crab and asparagus. Indulge in a selection of sweet treats including blood orange treacle tarts with clotted cream and After Eight peppermint ‘lollypops’ as well as traditional, homemade scones served with clotted cream and preserves. Add a chilled glass of our Classic Cuvée and spoil mum this Mother’s Day.
If you’re heading towards Cornwall this year, a visit to Hotel Endsleigh is a must. This Grade I-listed building is a charming property, set in 108 acres of fairy tale woodlands and gardens. In keeping with tradition, afternoon tea is served every day in The Library. Highlights include old Cornish sausage roll with pistachio and apricot, pea and ricotta gougère, lemon and passion fruit meringue tart and Inaya chocolate and choux au craquelin with miso caramel. Our Rathfinny Classic Cuvée is served by the glass.
Green Fig Catering Company
Why not order a professionally made afternoon tea to the comfort of your own home? We love this concept, created by the Green Fig Catering Company, located in East Sussex. Supplying an impressive array of hotels and private estates in the local area, Green Fig have recently expanded their afternoon menu to include a glass or bottle of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée, delivered to your door. Choose from a quintessential afternoon tea, including finger sandwiches, homemade sponge cake and their infamous chocolate brownies, or upgrade to a High Tea which includes additional treats such as mini chicken skewers and quiches.
Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Still stuck for gift ideas? For a limited time, we are delighted to offer an exclusive two-bottle case for Mother’s Day which celebrates the first releases of our 2018 sparkling wines from the ‘vintage of the decade’. This case contains one bottle each of our 2018 Classic Cuvée and Rosé, perfect for gifting.