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The Assembly House in Norwich's amazing Easter Afternoon Tea

PUBLISHED: 16:17 16 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 16 February 2018

Pastry chef Mark Mitson and Chef Director Richard Hughes with The Assembly House's new Easter themed tea

Pastry chef Mark Mitson and Chef Director Richard Hughes with The Assembly House's new Easter themed tea

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A creme egg in a glass, Peter Rabbit's temptation chocolate cake, a pistachio Easter Bunny macaron and a pastel rainbow cake finished with Mini Eggs - The Assembly House in Norwich has a cracking new Easter-themed afternoon tea

The Eggstraordinary Easter Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House in NorwichThe Eggstraordinary Easter Afternoon Tea at The Assembly House in Norwich

Something Eggstraordinary is on the menu at The Assembly House in Norwich this Easter with a brand new themed tea designed to put a spring in everyone’s step.

The pastry team which created the magical Rainbow Unicorn Afternoon Tea which was served to more than 4,000 diners last July and the Frightful Fancies Halloween Afternoon Tea, which haunted the Georgian townhouse’s restaurant in October, have designed a brand new tea to celebrate Easter from March 28 to April 8.

Head pastry chef Mark Mitson, who trained in a specialist Swiss culinary arts academy and who has worked in various top London pastry kitchens including at Claridge’s, has transformed The Assembly House’s signature Gateau Opera cake into a pastel rainbow, dipped chocolate mousse in a hard ‘egg’ of more chocolate to create Peter Rabbit’s Temptation (a sugar carrot in chocolate soil), made his own Crème Egg in a tall glass with mascarpone cheesecake, mango and passion fruit coulis and an Easter Bunny Macaron made with a pistachio macaron filled with lemon curd buttercream and finished with chocolate ears.

Tea will be served with a selection of finger sandwiches plus the new club sandwich brioche roll with smoked chicken mayonnaise, crisp bacon, avocado and tomato and a warm three cheese toastie served with local tomato chutney. Each guest will be served two warm scones, one fruit with Norfolk strawberry jam and clotted cream the other a cheese, Colman’s Mustard and chive scone served with butter.

Staff at the Assembly House preparing for festive Easter Teas. Photo : Steve AdamsStaff at the Assembly House preparing for festive Easter Teas. Photo : Steve Adams

All cakes are gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians, all cheese used in the tea is rennet-free and therefore vegetarian and sandwiches can be adapted to be either gluten-free or vegetarian with prior notice at the point of booking.

Chef director at The Assembly House, Richard Hughes, said that the Easter tea was the first of several themed teas planned at the Georgian townhouse in the centre of Norwich this year: “Last year’s Rainbow Unicorn tea saw us sell more than 4,000 magical teas and our Frightful Fancies Halloween tea was equally huge. When we opened bookings for the Rainbow Unicorn tea we took 900 enquiries in three hours!” he said.

“We are very lucky to have an incredibly talented pastry team who can bring the ideas we have to life. This is the kind of tea you’d expect to find in London right here in Norfolk and we are blown away by the response we’ve had from customers – we hope people will love this new tea just as much as our last two.”

The tea will be served from 12 noon until 5pm every day during the themed event and will cost £20.95 for one or £40 for two. A smaller children’s afternoon tea, the Mini Bunnies Eggstraordinary Afternoon Tea, will be available for the under-12s for £12.95.

For full details, visit www.asssemblyhousenorwich.co.uk where you can book a table, or call 01602 626402 during office hours.

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