ENJOY THE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE FESTIVE AFTERNOON TIPSY TEA AT THE DYLAN HOTEL
Putting a yuletide twist on a year-round favourite, the festive afternoon tipsy tea at Dylan Hotel combines a taste of Christmas with delicious afternoon tea must-haves and tipples to whet the appetite. The Festive Tipsy Tea is €45pp and includes sandwiches, pastries, tea infusions and coffee, along with an opportunity to enhance the experience with Christmas cocktails, making it the ultimate treat this season.
Served in the hotel’s atmospheric cocktail bar, The Ruby Room, guests can enjoy a selection of traditional sandwiches including Dylan’s signature Irish smoked salmon with cucumber cream cheese, duck liver parfait served on homemade brioche with a cranberry compote, a slow roasted turkey fillet finger sandwich with truffle dressing, and an aged cheddar and Limerick baked ham finger sandwich with mustard aioli. These delicious sandwiches are followed by an afternoon tea staple of warm vanilla scented scones served with clotted cream and a medley of preserves.
Then, indulge in the hand-made pastries with a festive and seasonal twist. Enjoy an orange and Grand Marnier Crème Brulé, an almond and hazelnut financier with a roasted chestnut and honey Cremieux, an eggnog and rum custard tart, a mulled wine and macerated fruit and cherry jelly, tiramisu with mascarpone and amaretto expresso savoiardi, and a mini-Christmas pudding.
Tea and coffee lovers won’t be disappointed with the extensive menu of aromatic and bodied options – from blood orange infusions and liquorice green tea to a wild berry infusion, there’s something for everyone.
Finish your afternoon off in style and add to your experience by choosing from a glass of prosecco or Champagne, or a delicious festive cocktail. Vodka drinkers will love the Queen of Winter cocktail with Kalak Irish vodka and Grand Marnier with orange juice and a maple and ginger syrup (€14). Fans of gin will enjoy the 1930’s cosmopolitan – Gunpowder Irish gin with Cointreau, raspberry syrup and fresh melon juice (€13), or the French 75 with Beefeater gin, served with freshly squeezed lemon juice and topped with Champagne.