The renowned French patissier, Eric Lanlard, who has baked for the weddings of pop and movie stars, super models and even royalty is taking his celebrated afternoon tea skills to whole new heights in Abu Dhabi today.
For one afternoon only, the award-winning, celebrity patissier, TV presenter and author will present a bespoke ‘Soir D’Orient’ Afternoon Tea at Le Royal Meridien’s Stratos – the UAE capital’s only revolving lounge bar and grill.
Working closely with the five-star hotel’s own award-winning Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Director Justin Galea, the inspirational culinary artiste has designed a stand-out menu that owes much to the heritage of the UAE and the region.
“I love Middle Eastern flavours and sweets and with this exclusive Afternoon Tea we intend to take guests on a magical food journey in the gorgeous surroundings of the Stratos lounge, where we our creations will be as inspiring as the beautiful views of Abu Dhabi city,” said Eric.
“To establish the right atmosphere, and before guests settle into the gastronomic experience, we’ll ask them to close their eyes, take a deep breath and enjoy the subtle fragrance of a specially-created cardamom edible perfume which will transport them right into the middle of the Al Ain Spice Souk.”
The menu is a savoury and sweet tribute to Arabia with flavours of saffron, rose water, dates, cardamom, cumin, pistachios, bee pollen and caraway seeds informing the extensive Afternoon Tea creations.