Fizz at Cavendish Restaurant, Chatsworth

Laurent- Perrier Afternoon  Tea at The Cavendish Restaurant, Chatsworth House – a Birthday treat from the Mr … he’s a  star and I’m very lucky.

He says he never known anybody my age get so giddy about Birthdays…I’m not sure what he’s getting at. I mean doesn’t everybody wake up at 5.30am on their birthday excited about the day ahead?

mmmmmm  yes usually the under 5 year olds!

I love my Afternoon Tea.

I love champagne.

I  love my mum … so it was the perfect way to spend the afternoon.

The Mr unfortunately had to work, so couldn’t make it, much to my disappointment. O.k so I was a-bit mardy…and I should know better. In my 45th year I really must think more about what my face does and what my mouth says!

On a positive note I could never lie to you…it would be written all over my face. Expressive my mum calls it. Rubbish I say.

So back to the afternoon tea – Cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches , scones with clotted cream and jam, Bakewell Cheesecake…plus 3 champagnes to taste… WHATS NOT TO LOVE?

Here’s a list of the full shebang.

(I’ve told you before I’m a little pig… this proves it. We devoured the lot!)

Laurent-Perrier Champagne afternoon tea

  • A trio of Laurent-Perrier Champagnes: Brut non vintage Champagne, Cuvée Rosé Champagne and Demi-sec non vintage Champagne
  • Salmon Gravlax and potato terrine, horseradish cream
  • Homemade dainty sandwiches: roasted ham and tomato chutney, smoked salmon and dill mayonnaise, cucumber and cream cheese and free range egg mayonnaise and cress
  • Freshly baked basil scented scone with strawberry preserve and Devonshire clotted cream.
  • Dessert: Lemon and thyme short bread biscuit, Chocolate and almond Battenberg, Bakewell cheese cake, Classic chocolate and marshmallow tea cake, Passion fruit and vanilla gateaux
  • Biscuit rose de Reims (You dunk this in your champagne..like a Hob Nob ,only posher!)

£40 per person

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We arrived early (I’m never late, mardy occasionally but late… Never). So we had a mooch around the shops.

Christmas carols playing, the smell of festive pot-pourri filling the air (burnt orange and fig) with gifts galore , we practically danced around the shop, working up an appetite.

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Festive Books Galore…

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I’ll let my pictures do all the talking…but you can be rest-assured it was delicious.

Taken on my new camera – Olympus Pen Lite E-PL7. (another birthday present)

I’m really impressed so far. Its a great little camera and also looks fabulous. It has a retro feel to it and isn’t big and bulky.

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Cute teapot alert…want!

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It didn’t stand a chance….

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My happy place… holding a glass of Champagne

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Our View…

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.Champagne – I love you

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I HAD A GRAND BIRTHDAY – There is something very special about mum and daughter time.

There is also something very civilised about afternoon tea  – despite leaving ever so slightly  squiffy after several glasses of champagne and stuffed to busted!

Oh well – It’s my birthday I’m allowed.

To enquire or make a booking click HERE there are several afternoon teas to choose with prices starting at £19.50

Tonight I get to play with another one of my presents – the Clarisonic Aria. I’ve been hankering after one of these for ages. Like I said I’ve been very lucky .

I will report back – hopefully it won’t be too harsh and leave me looking like Elephant Man come Christmas Day!!

45 you’ve  been a good year so far…

Tracey x

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