Pays des Merveilles Logo websiteJune 2014Pays des Merveilles by Kitchen Theory’ an experimental afternoon tea series 

Taking the lead on this elegant and charming event is our Executive Pastry Chef Nicolas Guerin who brings his artistic and creative flair to the table alongside Kitchen Theory Chef Patron Jozef Youssef who will transform the event into a multi-sensory pleasure palace.

Pays des Merveilles translates into English as ‘Wonderland’, and it is with this spirit of excitement, humour and adventure which we approached this concept. The menu is designed to guide our guests on a journey through the summer season and will consist of a delectable spread of savoury canapés, a selection of open sandwiches, and a selection of masterfully crafted pastries followed by a range of small bite size cakes.  All of this is served alongside your selection of tea or coffee and of course the optional choice to indulge in some champagne!

Originally from the Loire Valley in France, Chef Nicolas moved to London in 2009 where he worked at Michelin starred restaurant Helene Darroze’s at the Connaught Hotel in Mayfair and later moved to the Square in Mayfair as a Head Pastry Chef before joining Kitchen Theory. Chef Jozef Youssef is founder of Kitchen Theory, author of ‘Molecular Gastronomy at Home’ and has worked in top some of the UK’s top establishments including The Connaught, The Dorchester and The Fat Duck. Jozef has established Kitchen Theory to share his passion and research within the field of gastronomy; food science, food culture, food history, multi-sensory flavour perception, neuro-gastronomy and molecular gastronomy.

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*Please note this is a sample menu, some items may vary

Selection of Canapés

 Watermelon gazpacho, feta cheese and basil cloud

Strawberry tartar with balsamic tartar and balsamic pearls

Cucumber and Hendricks gin with black pepper infused olive oil mayonnaise

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 Selection of  Sandwiches

Smoked salmon

Egg and truffle mayonnaise

Croque monsieur

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 Selection of Merveilleuses patisseries

 Soaked baba, Pims syrup, summer fruits

Éclair, apricot compote, nougat cream,

Tartelette, lemon cream, almond nougatine

Raspberry macaroon, chocolate cremeux

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Selection of  “Gateau de voyage”

Lemon candied Financier

Rose and blueberry Swiss roll

Almond and orange tuile

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Fresh baked  mini scones served with clotted cream and jam

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