November 15, 2012

The Scent of Christmas with Penhaligon's

Throughout December, the elegant Sofitel London St James will be serving an exclusive seasonal afternoon tea and cocktails inspired by the fragrances of fine English fragrance house Penhaligon's.

Head Bartender of the St James Bar has created four exclusive cocktails inspired by four best-selling Penhaligon's scents; Endymion, Juniper Sling, Peoneve and Artemisa. Containing essential oils, spices and unusual liqueurs, the four cocktails take key notes from the fragrances and transform them into very quaffable tipples.
In addition, Head Chef, Vincent Menager, has created a delightful scented afternoon tea featuring scones with rose scented jam, cardamom scented creme brulee tartlets and pear mousse snow balls with violet flakes.

Of course no Christmas is complete without a tree, and Sofitel London St James invited Penhaligon's to decorate their lobby tree. Festooned with opera glasses, theatre masks, programmes and bottles of scent, the Penhaligon's tree is theatrical celebration of all things fragrant. 
The bespoke cocktail and afternoon tea menu will be available at the Sofitel London St James from the 28th of November 2012.