Taj Hotels re-opens the Courtyard
Oct 2014 - by
The Taj hotel group’s site in central London 51 Buckingham Gate has reopened with a new menu under the guise of executive chef Vikas Milhoutra.
He oversees the á la carte lunch and dinner menu with summer dishes such as Scottish scallops with citron salt flakes, masala spiced fish with mango kachumber and BBQ favourites such as tenderloin burgers and ribs.
Milhoutra has also paid attention to the UK’s resurgent passion for traditional afternoon tea by creating a selection of afternoon teas to tie in with some key calendar events.
Guests can enjoy “floral tea” (including chocolate flower pots, rose macaroons and orange blossom scones), or the extravagant “24 karat gold afternoon tea”, which includes Luxor Pure Gold 24K Brut Champagne, gold leaf jelly, flaked gold strawberry tart and white chocolate and gold leaf. All teas include a selection of scones and finger sandwiches.
At the sister hotel, Taj’s St. James’ Court, the new Royal Vintage Summer Experience to celebrate the best of the British summers of yester year was launched.
The Royal Vintage Experience starts from £395 based on two sharing, and includes accommodation in a classic room with breakfast, three hours use of a vintage car – ranging from the Queen Mother’s Mother’s favourite Jaguar DS420 Daimler limousine ‘Grand Princess’, the famous Downton Abbey Rolls Royce ‘Gabriella’ to Lord Mountbatten’s vintage Daimler ‘Silver Baroness’ - and an afternoon tea for two.