I didn't try the cake below, a large macaroon/whoopee pie, raspberry treat, as much as I was extremely tempted to buy it, as I had arrived for a deal I bought from Red Letter Days; an afternoon of Champagne and Macaroon Tasting. Personally, I am a huge macaroon fan, so this was right up my street.
We were greeted and soon seated in a small but luxuriously appointed lounge area at a little glass table with comfy sofa type seats. Our glasses of champagne were poured and 12 beautifully made, expertly decorated and multi-coloured macaroons were placed in front of us.
The waiter then proceeded to explain the flavours used in each one, and as he wandered off, I tasted a nibble of each one, putting them in flavour preference (perhaps slightly organised for cake tasting, yes, but they were just so good I wanted to savour every one of them) whilst sipping my champagne.
I was also very envious of some of the people around who had a large selection of exquisitely presented cakes and sweets, sandwiches galore and croissants with mozzarella and ham piled high for their afternoon teas. I will definitely be heading back at some point to sample one of these afternoon teas.
I did however try the frothy cappuccinos to wash down the cakes and champagne. They were delicious and well made with strong coffee so would definitely recommend them too.