High Tea is a buzz word among those who love to live the good life in Kenya and especially in the capital city Nairobi. One of the posh places that have been doing fancy High Teas for a minute is the historic Norfolk Hotel.
Fairmont the Norfolk and Champagne house Moet & Chandon last Thursday hosted a luxurious tea party dubbed “The Champagne High Tea”. The glamorous event rekindled the English Tea affair dating back to the early 1700s. An exercise that started as an apparent way to keep Anna the Duchess of Bedford from mild hunger pangs in between meals; later this developed into a fashionable social event.
There were some well known and other new personalities who graced the event dressed in “5o Shades of Champagne” which was the theme.
Norfolk Hotel was also launching a new high tea menu.
“The Norfolk High Tea is a beautiful trip down memory lane with a strong influence on all-time classic delights complemented with exquisite teas and premium beverages offering the ultimate afternoon experience for both local residents and travelers alike”, said Njeri Chege, Group Marketing Communications Manager for Fairmont Kenya.
Also speaking at the event was Luxury PR Consultant Lucia Musau who said, “Around the globe, the very words “Moët & Chandon” are synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and modern pleasures, celebrating life’s most memorable and triumphant moments. As we celebrate the launch of a new high tea, we are pleased to celebrate it with Moët & Chandon”
Fairmont the Norfolk offers a daily afternoon high-tea service between 2 pm – 6 pm with 4 menu options comprising of the newly launched Norfolk Vegetarian option, The Norfolk High Tea, The Savoy Style option and London locally inspired Mombasa High Tea.
Before your first or next high tea experience read this etiquette guide from Capital Lifestyle: 12 Things about having Afternoon Tea, you didn’t know about. Your guide to a perfect Tea date.
Now that is out of the way; here are some of the lewks that were also served on the day!