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LIFESTYLE – Olympic High Tea At Fortnum & Mason

LIFESTYLE – Olympic High Tea At Fortnum & Mason

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The age-old British tradition of afternoon tea is being transformed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics at one of London’s most prestigious department stores, Fortnum & Mason.

For over 300 years, Fortnum & Mason has been sourcing and selling superb quality tea. In 1926 this famous grocery store was transformed into a unique department store with a restaurant that offered afternoon tea to its customers.

Now guests can see in the spectacular opening of the Olympic Games 2012 with Fortnum & Mason’s very own celebratory High Tea, served in their stunning Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

The practice of taking tea and a cake between lunch and dinner has long been a feature of Great British tradition and in the Roaring Twenties at Fortnum’s was defined by a menu featuring the finest teas, delicate sandwiches and exquisite cakes.

The gorgeous Opening Ceremony High Tea offers diners the chance to sample such culinary delights while they watch the Olympic Games on big screens, in one of the most unique settings one could ask for. Afternoon tea-goers can choose from mouthfuls of Welsh rarebit or muffins with poached eggs, accompanied by hand-decorated pastries and glasses of bubbly.

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