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Mottram Hall Hotel in Mottram St Andrew was the perfect location for an afternoon of tea, cakes and fizz Cheshire Life: June 2019 Cheshire Life: June 2019
liver partfait accompanied by red onion chutney.
Paul reveals that the afternoon teas at the hotel are especially popular with those using the Champneys’ spa (which will be undergoing an expansion in the coming months). It seems their guests enjoy nothing more than a gorgeous Elemis treatment, relaxing in the hot tub and pool and then indulging in groaning plates of sandwiches and cakes - which when the weather is fine can be served on the alfresco terrace.
Mottram Hall’s spa staff were on hand to answer any questions about their awardwinning facilities and treatments and guests walked away with Elemis treats in their goodie bags following the event.
The hotel has a whole range of afternoon teas that guests can indulge in, involving a huge range of teas and types of fizz but one enjoyed at our Cheshire Life Women in Business afternoon had been specially devised for the occasion by chefs, Joel Knotman and Jay Ceren Kisacik.
Elegant plate stands were brought to each table laden with freshly-made sandwiches, that included fillings of duck egg and watercress, hot smoked salmon, pickled cucumber and crème fraîche, ham hock and mustard, cured beef and dill pickle.
Homemade scones still warm from the oven were served with clotted cream and Mottram Hall raspberry jam and an assortment of cakes included a pistachio sponge cake, dinky lemon meringue and raspberry tarts, a rich velvety chocolate and honeycomb delice embellished with gold leaf and mini caramel beignets. Mottram 1940 tea was served. This is an exclusive blend of Assam, Ceylon and Darjeeling, which was a lovely and elegant accompaniment to the teatime delicacies.
Alternatives for vegans, vegetarians and those with specific dietary requirements were also catered for and tea substituted for coffee for those who preferred the bean to the leaf.
Could a location for an afternoon tea be more idyllic than Mottram Hall?