Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
Published July 16th 2014
It has been just over a year since my last afternoon tea at Cannizaro House, and since then they have changed the sweet treats on the menu.
The sandwiches remained the same love rectangles with a selection of refreshing cucumber, smoked salmon, tomato & ham, and egg mayonnaise. Each filling has a different type of bread to compliment.
The buttermilk scones look small, but are very filling especially when spread with gorgeous plum jam and a teaspoon of clotted cream. You get two scones each, one plain, and one fruit, but I think the fruit ones could have done with a few more raisins.
As for the sweet treats, were presented with a pink macaroon with lemon flavoured filling. My mum loved it, but I found it a bit too sweet, and would have liked it a bit chewier.
Next was a lime mouse, which presentation-wise was spectacular. It had an unusual springy texture, which made me feel a little bit like a perv when holding it.
The best dessert was a coffee mousse inside a mini flower pot. Chocolate soil was crumbled on top, with a watercress shoot popping out. This was accompanied by a Smartie that looked like a stone.