Eat the artwork at this Dublin resort’s wonderful afternoon tea

Afternoon tea is at all times an thrilling affair, and usually, diners can count on to be served an awesome choice of savoury and candy treats. But in latest occasions, accommodations and eating places all around the world have significantly stepped up their game, providing quirky and distinctive takes on the much-loved custom, and creating unforgettable consuming experiences for guests. One such instance is the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ireland which gives a number of vibrant creations impressed by the institution’s non-public artwork assortment.

The Art Tea on the Merrion sees cooks creating vibrant delights based mostly on the resort’s non-public artwork assortment. Image by The Merrion

Designed by Executive Chef Ed Cooney and Head Pastry Chef Paul Kelly, the Art Tea started with 9 pastries based mostly on a few of the resort’s artworks, however since then, the portfolio has grown to include new works, with every new creation posing a enjoyable new problem for the cooks.

Hazelnut Gateau with a Coffee Bavarois inspired by Farm Buildings by Stephen McKenna.
Hazelnut Gateau with a Coffee Bavarois impressed by Farm Buildings by Stephen McKenna. Image by The Merrion

Offerings embody a passionfruit and orange cheesecake based mostly on Madonna and Child by summary painter Mainie Jellet, which hangs within the reception room of the resort, a inexperienced apple macaroon based mostly on John Doherty’s The Old Fox, a hazelnut gateau that’s an ode to Stephen McKenna’s Farm Buildings and a vanilla biscuit with orange curd based mostly on a chunk entitled, Frying Pan, Funnel, Eggs & Lemons by William Scott.

Passion fruit and Orange Cheesecake inspired by Madonna and Child by Mainie Jellet.
Passion fruit and Orange Cheesecake impressed by Madonna and Child by Mainie Jellet. Image by The Merrion

“The Art Tea offers guests a one-of-a-kind experience – for both art lovers and foodies alike. Guests enjoy the concept of being able to experience the hotel’s art collection in a fun and novel way: by eating it! They are pieces of art in their own right,” a consultant of the Merrion Hotel instructed Lonely Planet Travel News.

The experience also comes with savoury dishes and an optional glass of champagne.
The expertise additionally comes with savoury dishes and an elective glass of champagne. Image by The Merrion

As properly because the candy treats, the Art Tea consists of dishes resembling smoked salmon on brown bread, loin of ham with mustard on white bread and cornfed rooster with truffle mayonnaise on sunflower bread. The expertise is priced €49 ($60) per particular person or €63 ($78) per particular person with a glass of champagne.

Afternoon tea is served within the drawing room on the Merrion. Image by Merrion Hotel

More info on the Art Tea on the Merrion Hotel is accessible on the official web site.

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