FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA AT LONGLEAT
When Emma Mcquiston took up residence at Longleat in 2013, following her marriage to Ceawlin, Viscount Weymouth, she spotted a golden opportunity to bring the stately home’s beautiful Victorian kitchen back to life. Taking inspiration from her new abode’s vast collection of antique culinary equipment, and by her own love of cooking, she launched the Emma’s Kitchen brand, which sells gourmet produce ranging from handmade meringues to honey. This Christmas, she has designed the menu for Longleat’s first-ever festive afternoon tea, which she says will feature ‘delicious buttery mince pies, warming mulled wine and ginger cake’, as well as roasted-turkey sandwiches and white-chocolate scones with cranberries, served in the lavishly decorated surroundings of the Orangery. Emma’s Kitchen (www.emma-weymouth.com).
right: emma mcquiston. below: her rose meringue