Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at the Maybourne Beverly Hills
For the first time in its 150 year history, Claridge’s legendary afternoon tea will be served outside of its Mayfair home, and will take residency at sister hotel The Maybourne Beverly Hills – the first American property from Maybourne Hotel Group. Guests will enjoy the traditional British teatime ritual, but with playful twists in true Maybourne spirit, that will reflect the flavours of California and the vibrancy of the destination. Presented on the LA hotel’s sweeping outdoor garden terrace, guests will enjoy this alfresco service surrounded by a white jacketed team, a fragrant garden of wild flowers, accompanied by the sounds of a grand piano.
Although it doesn’t sound like a trend, we love the idea of being able to enjoy a real British Afternoon Tea in another place. Would you go to a Dutch hotel if they would for example serve the delicious Claridge’s scones and their British style sandwiches? Or any of the Afternoon Tea’s we wrote about? We think collaborations like this could work at many more destinations!
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A special collaboration to make the Claridge’s Afternoon Tea travel to the USA
The Maybourne Beverly Hills will throw open its sun-soaked doors to greet the London team to unite on this very special collaboration. Claridge’s Executive Chef Martyn Nail brings with him the hallowed Claridge’s scone recipe and the team who are responsible for ensuring sandwiches are precisely trimmed and tea is perfectly poured, in best of British style. The menu, a blend of English and Californian styles, will feature traditional British smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches sitting alongside Maine lobster and flour tortillas, created by The Maybourne’s Executive Chef Kaleo Adams for local appetites. Claridge’s scones served with the hotel’s famed Marco Polo gelée, will sit alongside a lemon and whipped ricotta scone topped with rhubarb jam by celebrated LA hot spot café Sqirl. Afternoon tea sandwiches, cakes, scones and more will be served on peach and white striped bone china by French porcelain purveyor Bernardaud – a playful nod to the much loved signature Claridge’s jade and white tea service. A carefully chosen edit of the world’s finest loose-leaf teas, curated by tea connoisseur Henrietta Lovell of Rare Tea Co., will be offered throughout the weeklong residency (both traditionally and iced), and Laurent Perrier champagne will serve as the final flourish.
About the Maybourne Beverly Hills
The Maybourne Beverly Hills is the first American destination from Maybourne Hotel Group, owners and operators of London’s most legendary hotels – Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley – as well as The Maybourne Riviera, recently opened on the Côte d’Azur, France. Distinctively chic, residential in style and nestled in Beverly Hills’ famous Golden Triangle, The Maybourne Beverly Hills is rooted in the group’s signature service standards with a hint of Beverly Hills glamour. It offers a warm welcome and cool spirit in a landmark location, steps from iconic Rodeo Drive. The property, complete with rooftop pool and views of the Hollywood Hills, spans nine floors with panoramic sun dappled balconies, overlooking the humming fountains and swaying palm trees of Beverly Cañon Gardens. The hotel offers a fresh perspective for the destination – a curated oasis of art and design that truly presents the future of luxury hospitality, all within the heart of Beverly Hills.
Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at The Maybourne Beverly Hills will be located on the 3rd floor Garden terrace of The Maybourne Beverly Hills, open to the public from April 23 to April 30 with a 2:00 p.m. daily seating. Afternoon Tea reservations and room bookings can be made via their website.
Website: The Maybourne Beverly Hills.