I am a huge fan of Paul A Young. I love his attitude to chocolate - pairing up combinations such as bacon, Stilton and dark chocolate - and chocolate and Marmite. How could you not love him?
So imagine my excitement when an invitation to a Paul A Young's Chocolate-Inspired Afternoon Tea pinged into my inbox one busy afternoon. After confirming my place, I couldn't wait - counting down the days like my daughter does before Christmas. And then a family emergency happened and I could no longer go.
But even if I couldn't attend the tasting, I knew I wanted to share the details with you all as it's phenomenal.
|Paul A Young Chocolate-Inspired Afternoon Tea at the Grosvenor Hotel|
On the menu, there are the usual finger sandwiches - beef and horseradish, ham and Cheddar, salmon, cream cheese and dill. But it wouldn't be a Paul A Young tea without chocolate - and so there's also a Cucumber and Venezuelan Chocolate sandwich. I know. Incredible.
Then you can tuck in to scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream with - wait for it - Paul's 'Award-Winning' Sea Salted Caramel. There's also an Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Tart with Salted Lemon Truffle and a Pistachio and Raspberry Slice, among many other treats. All this is washed down with Madagascan Cocoa Nib Tea and Paul's beautifully made truffles. Or you can opt for a glass of Louis Roederer Carte Blanche champagne if you prefer.
|Scone with Devonshire Clotted Cream and Paul A Young's Sea Salted Caramel|
The Paul A Young Chocolate-Inspired Afternoon Tea is served in The Park Room of the hotel - check out the link for further details, and how to book.