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All in the Golden Afternoon - 51 Buckingham Gate and Luxor Champagne Introduce 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea



May 2013 - Satiating the UK's resurgent passion for traditional afternoon tea but going one step further, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences and Luxor Champagne have created a 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea, which includes edible gold.

The new afternoon tea will feature a half bottle of Luxor Pure Gold 24K Brut Champagne, which includes flakes of 24-karat gold and is one of the world's most prestigious and rare sparkling wines. Produced in the Champagne region, Luxor was created due to founder Jean-Christophe Rousseau's fascination with gold, and his desire to marry one of the most coveted treasures in history with the most luxurious of drinks. This exclusive Brut is a blend of 90% Pinot Noir, 7% Chardonnay and 3% Pinot Meunier.

London's Afternoon Tea aficionados can expect a dining experience of unparalleled opulence. Inspired by Luxor, Executive Chef Vikas Milhoutra, has created a series of decadent delights, also made with edible gold. The 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea includes a Gold Leaf Jelly, White Chocolate Delight with Gold Leaf and Strawberry Tart with Gold Flakes and is accompanied by a selection of scones and delicate finger sandwiches.

The 24 Karat Gold Afternoon Tea is available at an introductory price of 99 for two. Booking is required with a 24-hour notice. It includes a range of scones, cakes and sandwiches as well as half a bottle of Luxor Gold Leaf Champagne.

For reservations e-mailinfo@51-buckinghamgate.co.ukor call+44 (0)20 7769 7766.

Media Contacts:
Kath Kay / Sophie Black / Guia Sciortino
PRCo Ltd. +44-20-72591100
kkay@prco.com / sblack@prco.com

About 51 Buckingham Gate - part of Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces
Part of the Taj Group, 51 Buckingham Gate Taj Suites & Residences, combines the facilities and convenience of a luxury hotel with the space and exclusivity of a private home. 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences consists of three individually designed townhouses: Kings, Falconers and Minsters. The townhouses have been beautifully restored and house 86 elegant suites each with their own separate kitchen and living area. Located in St. James's and minutes from Buckingham Palace, the shops and theatres of the West End, 51 Buckingham Gate is an ideal base for a long weekend visit.
www.51-buckinghamgate.com

About Taj Group
Established in 1901, Taj Group is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 100 hotels, resorts and palaces in 58 locations across India and 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Group is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.
www.tajhotels.com

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