8 October 2019
By Mary Bermingham
A very modern Afternoon Tea at The River Lee, in partnership with Ireland’s leading luxury skin health brand, Modern Botany
Modern Botany is Ireland’s leading luxury skin health brand, based in Schull in beautiful west Cork, along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The River Lee introduces a very modern Afternoon Tea in partnership with Modern Botany, an elegant celebration of some of the botanical richness of the Wild Atlantic Way which this contemporary Irish success story has incorporated into its exclusive series of exceptional products.
Plants and flowers, both wild and cultivated, are at the heart of Modern Botany’s approach to skincare, using the best natural botanical ingredients to promote skin health, including flax, calendula, borage and chamomile. These same plants and herbs all feature in this Modern Botany Afternoon Tea at The River Lee.
Get a feel for the flavours of the Wild Atlantic Way without leaving the comfort of your armchair, as the exquisite top tier sweet treats include the selected Modern Botany ingredients, in a chamomile & honey Carrageen moss pudding, calendula mousseline cream and a Bramley apple & flax financier.
Starting with a surprise amuse bouche, Modern Botany Afternoon Tea also celebrates the best of Cork produce in classic finger sandwiches like curry spiced coronation chicken, cucumber & chive Glenilen Farm cream cheese, and dressed Ballycotton crab on homemade Guinness brown bread, along with a selection of handmade scones and tea cakes served with luscious Glenilen Farm clotted cream and fruit preserves.
It wouldn’t be an afternoon tea without a proper tea, so all Modern Botany Afternoon Teas at The River Lee are served with the house tea – Barry’s Gold Blend, a blend from the finest tea gardens of Rwanda, Kenya and the Assam Valley of India, and famous for its rich golden colour and much-loved taste. Barry’s Tea is one of Cork’s most famous exports, and one of which locals are supremely proud. There’s also a selection of Ronnefeldt loose leaf teas from which to choose, as well as a coffee menu.
Modern Botany Afternoon Tea is available daily from 12-5pm in The Cocktail Bar in the lobby of The River Lee, the ideal spot for an afternoon tea with a sophisticated and refined nature. The space is a glamorous take on a mid-century cocktail bar with a handmade mahogany bar topped with white marble counter, plush velvet seating and rich textures.
Modern Botany Afternoon Tea is a tempting tea with a distinct botanical slant and is available for €35 per person. Prosecco Afternoon Tea is available for €43 per person and Champagne Afternoon Tea for €50 per person. Pioneers in natural beauty with a firm focus on quality, Modern Botany make the perfect partner for The River Lee and, an extra treat, each guest will also receive a complimentary and exclusive Modern Botany travel-size gift.