UK: The Queen’s Gate Hotel is introducing a new sensory dimension to its afternoon tea offerings.
The hotel is emphasising the interaction between scent and taste through their new partnership with Floris London.
The experience will be centred on the brand’s two signature scents “Cherry Blossom eau de parfum” and “Limes eau de toilette.” The culinary team has built food around the base notes of these various scents, with delicate treats built to support them.
Options such as craquelin chou and orange blossom-infused white chocolate mousse is available. The treats can be customised to please the guest’s personal tastes, with flavourings nearby.
Edward Bodenham, Floris perfumery director, said: “We are delighted to be launching this afternoon tea experience with 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel that aims to take guests on a journey of the senses through culinary creation. As the first of its kind, this unique and bespoke afternoon tea experience showcases the immense ability that fragrances hold as a powerful influence on our taste buds and we hope guests will enjoy the experience.”
The various courses, named Sakura and Keemun after the teas Whittard have chosen to complement the scents, can be augmented by hotel packages that follow the theming. These include a full bottle of the individual scents as well.
Mary Doogan, 100 Queens Gate general manager, said: “Floris London is a brand close to 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel’s heart, as a brand that also shares years of quintessentially British history. A piece of this heritage is inserted into each of our rooms as the hotel’s chosen provider of guest toiletries, making the brand the perfect partner for this collaboration.”
The hotel is a part of Hilton’s Curio Collection offerings. The brand has recently been shaking up its culinary offerings, such as their San Diego hotel’s new food and beverage director.