30 Sep 2019
Drawing on the vivid colours of the National Gallery’s latest exhibition “The Credit Suisse Exhibition: GauguinPortraits”, Oliver Peyton’s the National Café in London, has created a limited-edition afternoon tea, available from 7th October 2019 until 26th January 2020.
Celebrating the work of the acclaimed impressionist Paul Gauguin’s exotic portraits, the afternoon tea features delicate finger sandwiches including smoked salmon, horseradish and crème fraiche; cucumber and cream cheese; egg and mayo; and ham, while freshly baked scones are served with clotted cream and Peyton and Byrne’s signature preserves. Playing on Gauguin’s bright colour palette, new vibrant fruit-based patisserie from a pistachio and raspberry layer cake; raspberry macaroon; and passion fruit tart; sit alongside mini Victoria sponge and carrot cake for the perfect sweet ending. Aromatic and flavourful teas such as wild berries and Gardenia complete the offering.
Spanning his early years as an artist through to his later years spent in French Polynesia, the first-ever exhibition devoted to Gauguin’s portraits feature over 50 works of art showcasing how the French impressionist revolutionised the portrait through painting, works on paper, and three-dimensional objects, donated from public and private collections worldwide.
The Gauguin Afternoon Tea is available for £22.50 per person or £31.50 with a glass of Jean Paul Deville Champagne at the National Cafè within the National Gallery.
The National Café
East Wing, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Reservations: 0207 747 2525