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Foodie News

Our round-up of the latest Food and Drink News

Sparkling Springtime

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MARTINI, the world’s no.1 Italian sparkling wine brand, has launched their award- winning Rosé Extra Dry, just in time for spring. Offering a combination of summer fruits and citrus flavours, a BIG hit for any occasion, whether it’s enjoying the sunshine in the garden or catching up over dinner. With a salmon pink and violet glint, it’s not only enjoyable on the palate but also on the eyes. A welcome gift or weekend treat, and at £10.99 it won’t break the bank.

A Boutique Journey

The Stafford London have launched a chic new afternoon tea that takes guests on a journey around the luxury boutiques, delis and shops that surround the five-star hotel and its restaurant, The Game Bird.

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To begin, a selection of traditional finger sandwiches a Truffled-egg and watercress brioche bun and The Game Bird’s signature sausage roll. Both plain and raisin scones will follow, with whipped clotted cream and strawberry jam.  A Westcombe Cheddar scone with soft cheese and chives using cheese from Paxton & Whitfield. The oldest hat shop in the world and creator of the instantly recognisable bowler hat, Lock & Co is the inspiration behind a white chocolate and lime jelly top hat that forms part of the sweet selection. Magdalena has used A Rose for, the latest addition to the Floris fragrance collection, as the base flavours in a dainty English strawberry and rosewater cupcake. A crisp Almond shortbread tuxedo, in homage to Henry Poole & Co., the Savile Row tailor thought to be the original designer of the dinner jacket.

In a nod to Foster & Son, known in the industry as ‘the shoemakers’ shoemaker’, a seasonal Fruit triflewith crème Chantilly will come served in a traditional shoe polish tin. Finally, a hollow Chocolate cigar filled with a creamy chocolate and hazelnut mousse, inspired by the fat Cubancigars at James J. Fox, a favourite of famed cigar-smoker Winston Churchill.

To accompany the sweets and savouries, there is a selection of teas supplied by Camellia’s Tea House

in London. A full cocktail list and selection of Champagne is also be available for those looking to really celebrate in style.

Served daily in The Game Bird and drawing rooms at The Stafford London, from 12pm to 7pm. Starting from £45pp.For more information or to book visit, www.thestaffordlondon.com 

Tea Time Treats

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Treat yourself or a loved one to some of Cartwright and Butler’s extraordinarily luxurious selection of sweet treats, teas and preserves. Made with passion for producing the very best, they’re sure to make tea time delicious. Shop the full range at

Oaty Goodness

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Full of wholegrain oats Nairns Oat Bars are a gluten-free, flapjack-style snack containing 40% less sugar than the average fruit or cereal bar, with no compromise on taste. Available from Waitrose in three delicious flavours and contain only 170 calories per bar!

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