Sussex Sparkling Afternoon Tea
Over the past couple of years, so many of us appreciate the value of quality time with loved ones more than ever before, and if anything brings us closer together, it’s delicious food and wine.
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 our sparkling wines with sweet and savoury treats. The best thing about these establishments is they serve afternoon tea all year round, so if you can’t book a table, you can always purchase a gift a voucher or make a future reservation as an I-Owe-You.
This Mother’s Day, The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel has designed a special Mother’s Day afternoon tea. Newly appointed Executive Pastry Chef, Pierre Morvan and his team promise to make the day extra special by taking guests on a culinary journey that celebrates nostalgia with a touch of luxury. Inspired by the beautiful Cadogan Place gardens, located just opposite the hotel, and the elegant trinket box design of the lounge itself, the tea features intricate and memorable offerings freshly prepared to be enjoyed in the lounge or within the verdant surroundings of the gardens. Guests are invited to indulge in delectable creations from coffee and mascarpone eclairs, to caramelised pear frangipane, all of which are served with a selection of the finest 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 fraîche 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.
Gift vouchers can be purchased online for future use.
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.
Alternatively, a three-course Mothering Sunday lunch will also be served on 27th March. Choose from four indulgent dishes per course; if it were us, we would go for the Cornish crab salad, cauliflower and vanilla risotto finished off with the sticky toffee pudding.
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. Order by Saturday 19th March for delivery in time for Mother’s Day and they will cater for specific dietary requirements. Visit their website to find out more.
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.
We have also created a one-off Mother’s Day voucher, designed so they can create their own personalised experience at Rathfinny Wine Estate. This voucher can be used for long lunches at the Tasting Room restaurant and Sunday lunches with the whole family in the Flint Barns Dining Room; Tours and Tastings, overnight stays, or simply a bottle of their favourite wine.