WHAT TO BUY | Jubilee Food & Drink Gifts
05 May 2022
Patisserie Valerie Platinum Jubilee Cakes
For a truly majestic celebration cake, Patisserie Valerie has come up trumps with its regal purple and gold creation topped with its very own crown. Enrobed in a rich, royal purple icing and featuring layers of vanilla sponge, berry cream, fresh cream and mixed berry filling, all coated with Swiss meringue buttercream, the Jubilee Cake (£44.95) comes decorated with gold flecks, golden sprinkles, vanilla macarons and a miniature gold crown for a stunning centrepiece.
Alternatively, take note of Her Majesty’s own good taste and top off celebrations with The Queen’s favourite chocolate biscuit cake. The Patisserie Valerie rich dark chocolate tiffin cake (£42.95) is packed with rich tea biscuits, coated with dark chocolate ganache, and finished with caramelised biscuit crumb and a golden chocolate crown.
Available in store and online from 20th May – 12th June
Searcys Tea Sets & English Sparking Wines
Acclaimed for its afternoon tea, Searcys’ new porcelain tableware collection promises to elevate any Jubilee celebration. The beautifully designed, fine bone porcelain sets of teacups and saucers have been created by British fine ceramic company William Edwards. The elegant set features Searcys signature honeycomb decoration with a 24-carat gold edging, evoking a timeless art-deco silhouette. The set is £90 for set of two teacups and saucers and is available for nationwide delivery.
In addition, add some sparkle to your celebrations with the new Searcys Classic Cuvée, Brut – an English sparkling wine, made in collaboration with award-winning producer Greyfriars Vineyard in Surrey. Perfect for Jubilee parties and picnics, the new fizz is soft and carefully balanced with notes of fresh fruit and a crisp finish and pairs wonderfully with fish, seafood, cold meats and sweet treats.
Mariage Frères’ Royal Tea Collection
It doesn’t get more British than a cup of tea, and what better way to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee than with a luxury blend from Mariage Frères – fit for the Queen herself! There’s a tea for every celebration including the Britannia tea (100g, £25), showcased in a regal purple collector’s tin as a nod to the British Crown. This malty black tea features overtones of fruit and spices that provide a taste of exoticism – and of course welcomes a drop of milk.
A celebratory English sparkling from Hattingley Valley
The perfect pour to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, Hampshire favourite, Hattingley Valley, has you covered with its stunning range of English sparkling wines. Gather friends and family and pop open a magnum – choose from the award-winning Blanc de Blancs 2014 (£120) or the crowd-pleasing Rosé 2018 (£100). For something extra special, with a royal seal of approval, the award-winning King’s Cuvée (£85) is a premium blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with citrus and baked apple aromas is a must try – a truly flawless accompaniment to any celebration!