Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s hottest exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, guests are treated to an array of delightful treats, all with a Mexican twist, including Flan De Cajeta (Milk pudding with ‘dulce de leche’ sauce); churros with a chocolate dipping sauce and an assortment of unique sandwiches such as guacamole and chicken; beans and eggs; chilli pepper and fresh ricotta; and octopus, sweet corn and capers. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete with scones, however instead of the usual plain or fruit scones, they switch things up with lime scones and banana and chocolate scones served with clotted cream, custard cream and strawberry jam. Delicious. Other tasty items included Sweet Frida’s Masterpiece, a chilli praline fashioned like a painting of Frida, propped up on a cute miniature wooden easel and a mini fruit salad with pineapple, mango, kiwi, pomegranate, watermelon and passion fruit.
As with previous immersive dining experiences, The Frida Kahlo Afternoon Tea provides guests complimentary access to the exhibition at the V&A - the first one outside of Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions, reuniting them with key self-portraits and photographs to offer a fresh perspective on her compelling life story. The exhibition provided a glimpse into Frida’s life and the many struggles she overcame, including polio and a horrific tram accident, which left her needing to wear a supportive back brace. Despite her physical ailments, she loved bright and colourful Mexican clothing, which she used to great effect to cleverly hide her injuries, while also allowing her to create her unique style, which is now renowned around the world.
The Frida Kahlo experience is sold at £50 per person including a ticket to “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up” exhibition at the V&A. Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up runs from now until 4 November 2018. To book, visit www.starhotelscollezione.com.
24 Egerton Gardens
This is a nice departure from bog standard afternoon tea – cake and culture, what’s not to love?!
Our experience overall
Food and drink: ★★★★
Staff attentiveness/friendliness: ★★★