Training for teatime

Peter and I enjoy the afternoon tea we helped prepare with Rosalind Rathouse (standing).

Whilst in London recently, Peter Stonham and I were able to get an excellent taster of the experiences offered by the Cookery School at Little Portland Street, which has just launched a new ‘Quintessentially British High Tea Class’. A lovely little space, the school was founded by South African Rosalind Rathouse over a decade ago. Our group learnt how to make jam, prepare cheese scones, cucumber, egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon sandwiches, sponge cake and mini scotch eggs amongst other delicacies, before sitting down to enjoy our work with a sample of Chapel Down sparkling wine from Tenterden and Tregothnan Cornish tea.

Only high quality, primarily organic and sustainable ingredients are used, and groups are able to exclusively book classes that can be tailored to a certain theme, along with private lunches and dinner events, making a great and unique addition to a day out in the capital.