CLARIDGE’S COMES TO CALIFORNIA

The historic London hotel brings its afternoon tea to The Maybourne Beverly Hills

Words by the C MAGAZINE EDITORS

 

This April, The Maybourne Beverly Hills says “hello, old chap” to its sister hotel Claridge’s as the traditional teatime ritual hops over the Atlantic to be served at an exclusive residency in L.A.

 

 

Naturally, there will be thoroughly British fare like smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches and some very exotic loose-leaf teas to choose from, but also on the silver cake stands will be some playful twists on the traditional to reflect the local bounty. Think Maine lobster tortillas and lemon and whipped ricotta scones topped with rhubarb jam from Sqirl in Silver Lake.

 

 

In charge of the menu is The Maybourne Beverly Hills’ executive chef Kaleo Adams with a little help from Claridge’s own executive chef Martyn Nail who will jet over for the nine day event. As a backdrop to the tea, the hotel’s third floor al fresco terrace will be transformed into a secret garden of wild flowers and hedgerows. Laurent Perrier champagne will be poured to the tune of a live pianist on a grand piano recreating the experience that has run for 150 years in the Claridge’s foyer.

 

 

The residency marks the first time Claridge’s has gone on tour in its history, and is a prelude to The Maybourne Beverly Hills’ own afternoon tea which will launch next year once its lobby is redesigned by Elle Décor UK’s interior designer of the year Bryan O’Sullivan who has also redesigned the hotels’ rooms and suites. Striped bone china by French porcelain company Bernardaud has been created specifically for the event in the hotel’s signature peach and white.

Claridge’s Afternoon Tea at The Maybourne Beverly Hills will be open to the public from April 23 to April 30 with a 2:00 p.m. daily seating, priced at $150 per person plus sales tax and gratuity. To reserve go to www.maybournebeverlyhills.com.

 

April 15, 2022

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