A Festive Media Event to Kick off Christmas Fun in the Castle
We love to celebrate Christmas in style at Luttrellstown Castle and we usually host a festive Afternoon Tea for guests over a few dates through the month of December. And last Christmas, we decided to go one step further and we hosted our very first media and influencer event to kick off the festive period.
The theme for Tea was inspired by Queen Victoria – The Queen’s lady in waiting had created the idea of afternoon tea and Victoria loved it. She also visited the Castle twice during her reign where she enjoyed tea and cakes, her favourite of course being Earl Grey and a Victoria Sponge.
We welcomed lots of media from IMAGE, Social & Personal, VIP, Stellar, Easyfood, her.ie and shemazing and well-known personalities and influencers including Georgie Crawford, Nadine Reid, stylist Cathy O’Connor, Grace Mongey (aka FacesbyGrace), Carol Byrne and Ciara O’Doherty.
The delightful afternoon tea menu, prepared by Head Chef Nathan Greensmith, included sandwiches of roast pork loin, smoked salmon mousse and smoked Knockanore cheddar and homemade Branson pickle on a range of homemade breads and sweet treats including Irish coffee, whisky caramel and espresso ganache, matcha tea cookie with crunchy white chocolate, pineapple and honey cheesecake and of course, a miniature Victoria Sponge!
Our guests enjoyed the lovely music from our inhouse harpist and took a leisurely tour of the Castle where they marvelled at the gorgeous bedrooms, library and Gothic Hall before leaving with a goodie bag of a mini bottle of champagne and the book ‘The Greedy Queen’ written by Anne Gray.