Blenheim Palace launches a limited edition Sir Winston Churchill Valentine’s Tea, available for a week from 14 February 2015.
Blenheim Palace, the magnificent ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill, is launching an indulgent afternoon tea fit for Churchill himself (Sir Winston was known for his extravagance and love of fine food and drink), in time for Valentine’s Day 2015.
The tea will be served in Blenheim Palace’s grand Indian Room, decorated with roses from the Palace’s famous gardens. Love letters from Sir Winston Churchill to his Clementine Hosier, to whom he courted with a series of romantic letters and was married for over 56 years, will be on the tables for guests to read while they dine.
After the sumptuous afternoon tea, visitors can take a romantic stroll around the ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, visiting the ‘Temple of Diana’ where Churchill proposed to Clementine.
The Valentine’s Tea will consist of a flute of chilled Lanson Père et Fils Brut Champagne accompanied by a selection of freshly-made finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and estate jam.
There will also be a tier of Blenheim Palace Kitchen’s mini pastries and cakes including special tobacco-infused éclairs and Churchill silhouette cupcakes, as well as Churchill’s favourite champagne Pol Roger.
The limited edition tea is part of Blenheim’s year of Sir Winston Churchill events commemorating his three key anniversaries in 2015; the 50th anniversary of his death, the 75th anniversary of his first becoming Prime Minister, and the 75th anniversary of his ‘Finest Hour’ at the Battle of Britain. These include a newly reinvigorated Churchill Exhibition with new artefacts, images and displays, as well as a ‘Walk in Churchill’s Footsteps’ trail around the Palace and grounds for visitors to enjoy.
The Sir Winston Churchill Anniversary Tea will be available from 14 – 21 February 2015 and is £27.95 per person. Booking is essential and bookings can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01993 810518.
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