The Gore boutique hotel in Kensington, London has launched its latest afternoon tea inspired the Rock ‘n’ Roll age.
The afternoon tea experience, designed in partnership with luxury event planners La Fête, draws on the inspiration of legendary artists from the music genre including The Rolling Stones, Guns N’ Roses, Queen and David Bowie among others.
From record discs to mini drum kits, the tea acts as a guide to iconic British music with each menu item crafted as a rock artist or symbol that is synonymous with the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
Menu items include Woodstock: a chipolata hot dog, Queens of Noise: a duo of delectable sandwiches and Popping Stones: paprika popcorn in homage to the legendary band and their affiliation with The Gore Hotel. Sweets will include Goodbye Ziggy: a chocolate ganache cake, The Lizard King’ a mango and smooth chocolate mousse, Whisky A Go Go: a mini madeleine with a whiskey ganache and chocolate heart and Sweet Choux O’ Mine’ choux pastry filled with a dulcey raspberry cream and topped with a chocolate guitarist.
Meanwhile, at Bar 190 the signature cocktail is Rock with You; a sweet, punchy combination of Bacardi rum, Amaretto, mango and lime juice.
Following the success of the Mary Quant Afternoon Tea at The Pelham and the Culinary Fashion Experience at The Franklin, Starhotels Collezione has partnered again with La Fête to create this experience.
The Gore has had a special connection with Rock ‘n’ Roll since 1968, when the Rolling Stones picked the hotel for the launch party of their Beggars Banquet album. The décor of The Gore’s Bar 190 still pays homage to the event.