As part of an exciting summer programme celebrating the great outdoors, Fortnum & Mason is taking up residence in the awe-inspiring selgascano designed Serpentine Pavilion – celebrating and supporting the arts, and putting a fun, fresh and artisanal twist on alfresco eating.
From June 25 through to October 18, Fortnum & Mason will be marking the Serpentine Pavilion’s 15th anniversary with a special partnership, offering its renowned food and drink to culture-seekers and visitors at the annual outdoor spectacle.
The menu will include fresh salads and sandwiches, cakes and pastries and an array of ‘Park Snacks’, all to be found within the Pavilion. Fortnum’s answer to afternoon tea on the go, the Hamperling, has become a popular outdoor food choice, and is a key component of the hospitality offering. Enclosed within a stylish, signature Eau de Nil box, one or two person Hamperlings include classic finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, miniature jars of raspberry jam, bestselling Royal Blend tea, and can come with or without champagne. Hamperlings will also house picnics for two with fresh salads, Ploughman’s Pie and Scotch Eggs.
Fortnum’s Tea Tuk will be on hand too, making Britain’s favourite drink and arguably one of Fortnum & Mason’s most famous wares. Tea will be served along with fine coffee and a selection of light bites such as mini pastries and dark chocolate brownies.
From the Fortnum’s Ice Cream Cart, guests will be able to enjoy sumptuous handmade ice cream and sorbets in an array of flavours, plus champagne pops. Meanwhile those with a seriously sweet tooth can feast on The Knickerbocker Glory – the sundae that Fortnum’s made so famous. Not to be forgotten, canines have been catered for too: Fortnum’s is rustling up a number of special dog-friendly treats.