When I was in London last fall, I had afternoon tea at Sotheby’s not once but twice.
I love that: 1) the menu offers small tea so you can still have room for dinner and, 2) you can view auctions on the big screen while having tea…so much fun. And a very different experience from traditional spots like The Ritz, Langham, and Brown’s.
Last week Sotheby’s hosted a sale for surrealist art , and to celebrate they also offered a surrealist afternoon tea. How awesome is that?
To Eat (clockwise from bottom-left):
- Beetroot paint with pistachio and cheddar biscuit: The biscuit is shaped like a paintbrush. Unscrew the paint cap and squeeze/paint away.
- Savory scone with tomato chili jam and whipped goat cheese: Jam and cheese are in the little glass jars at top-right.
- “I’m not a biscuit” biscuit: Displayed on a mini-easel. A tribute to René Magritte, The Treachery of Images.
- Earl grey cupcake with vanilla-mascarpone icing and fondant Dali clock: Remember the melting watch in Dali’s The Persistence of Memory?
- Clementine macaron
- Pickled cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches: You can’t see it on this photo but there are lips on the sandwich, another nod to Magritte.
- - Marshmallow clouds
To drink they served Pink Lemonade and Surrealist Tea ^_^
This makes me think of the Sotheby’s]