Often when I go to a fancy dress party a lot of people don’t make a concerted effort. There might be a random wig, a bit of hairspray and maybe some tinted glasses… but then there is always that one person who embraces the theme and goes ALL OUT with amazing props and inspirational creativity that puts all the other revellers to shame… and that, dear reader, is exactly what the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, London has gone and done with their Jungle Book themed afternoon tea.
They have embraced Mowgli and his jungle and have taken the very essence of Rudyard Kipling’s magical story to heart with delicacies inspired by the flavours of Madya Pradesh, the setting at the heart of the story…
The Jungle Book is expressed not only through the delicious food, but everything from the tablecloths to the crockery have clearly been inspired by the tale…Taj Hotels have even released their own limited edition of The Jungle Book, which was waiting for us when we arrived…
A large sharing plate of beautiful looking savoury sandwiches, bagels and wraps arrived, all boasting an Indian twist inspired by Kipling’s love of the continent…
Then came all the wonderful sweet treats, all inspired by the characters in the book; Baloo, Shere Khan, the Bandar Log monkey tribe, King Luis, Ikki and Mowgli himself…
And just when we thought we couldn’t fit any more into our tummies, this arrived… (Not a problem, I should add. We were thrilled).
We absolutely loved this tea – so much thought and effort has gone into making it authentic, exciting and very special for everyone who attends. It’s delicious, unexpected and a total triumph!
It costs £35 per person (or £45 with champers) so it’s an affordable treat at the beautiful St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, right between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.
Now, I just need to book tickets to the film – can’t wait!
St James Court
51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences
London SW1E 6AF
We were invited to experience this afternoon tea, but as always thoughts and opinions are my own
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)