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  • Published at 05:21 pm September 13th, 2018
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Photo: Le Méridien Dhaka

‘Afternoon tea’ brought to you by Le Méridien Dhaka

Is there anything quite as British as afternoon tea? Pinkies raised, teacups in hand and a rich variety of treats in your periphery – ah yes, that is the image one would conjure. Le Méridien Dhaka brings this quintessentially British afternoon experience to you at its Latitude 23, from 2 pm to 6 pm every day. 

Introduced by a rather peckish Duchess, this tradition dates back to the 1800s. Coming to the present, ‘Afternoon tea’ at Le Méridien Dhaka was inaugurated on Wednesday, September 12 by British High Commissioner Ms Alison Blake. 

Her Excellency expressed her excitement and pleasure with ‘Afternoon tea’ in her speech where she said, “I am delighted to see my own culture celebrated so far away with such grandeur. Le Méridien Dhaka’s regular efforts of celebrating different cultural celebrations from around the world are appreciable and I feel happy to be a part of this endeavour.”

The menu for the afternoon was carefully crafted by Chef Austen Reid who feels great pride in bringing his home delicacies to the tables of Le Méridien. Their selection consists of dainty finger sandwiches – including classics such as cucumber and smoked salmon – sweet cakes, pastries, and scones with sides of cream and jam. 

Of course, the highlight of ‘Afternoon tea’ was, well, the tea. The menu boasted 10 varieties of tea, including Oolong, Lemongrass, Sencha Special Green and Pristine Black Tea, and they delivered. At BDT 2000++ per person, Le Méridien wishes to bring people together for a delightful afternoon of conversation and enjoyment.