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Afternoon Tea at Bench - Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver

Indulge in afternoon tea with an extraordinary twist set within the intimate, yet rustic charm of the Goldsmiths' Centre's café, Bench. Inspired by the timeless elegance of silverware and celebrated through the unique touring...

Indulge in afternoon tea with an extraordinary twist set within the intimate, yet rustic charm of the Goldsmiths' Centre's café, Bench. Inspired by the timeless elegance of silverware and celebrated through the unique touring exhibition, Made for the Table, you are invited to treat your senses through a lovingly hand-crafted menu of dishes that will spark your imagination.  

Curated by award-winning food historian, Tasha Marks, the menu is inspired by 500 years of history and ritual surrounding silverware as the focal point of the dining table. Discover the story of the past with flavours of the future created by our talented in-house chefs from Gather & Gather; and feast on a selection of open sandwiches garnished with edible gold glitter and silver leaf, tarts with silver soil crumble topping and sweets from silver and gold macaroons to mini scones topped with silver decoration. 

Afternoon tea is served every Friday from 3pm - 5pm. The feast is served with a selection of organic loose-leaf teas and an optional glass of prosecco. 

The Afternoon Tea Menu - Apples of Gold in Setting of Silver 

Savory: 'Fingers were made before knives and forks'

Open Sandwich selection

Mackarel and cucumber with a dash of edible silver leaf

Ham hock and piccalilli with a garnish of edible silver crumble

Classic cucumber sandwich with edible gold glitter (v)

Asparagus and Parseman Tart - with silver soil crumble topping 

Savory Ferrero Rocher - Cep mousse, rolled in hazelnuts wrapped in gold foil sweet wrapper                          

Silver spoon with... Smoked salmon, red onion and herbs          

Sweet: 'A spoonful of sugar...'

Silver & Gold Macaroon

Gold / Silver Dipped Strawberry

Bakewell Tart - Decorated with sugared almonds

5-way chocolate feuillettine with gold spray

Mini scones topped with silver decoration - Served with jam and clotted cream

Menu Designers

AVM Curiosities has been exploring the relationship between art and food through a series of events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, (Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013, Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013 and Young British Foodie 2013 – Experiential Finalist) AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery.

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Indulge in afternoon tea with an extraordinary twist set within the intimate, yet rustic charm of the Goldsmiths' Centre's café, Bench. Inspired by the timeless elegance of silverware and celebrated through the unique touring exhibition, Made for the Table, you are invited to treat your senses through a lovingly hand-crafted menu of dishes that will spark your imagination.  

Curated by award-winning food historian, Tasha Marks, the menu is inspired by 500 years of history and ritual surrounding silverware as the focal point of the dining table. Discover the story of the past with flavours of the future created by our talented in-house chefs from Gather & Gather; and feast on a selection of open sandwiches garnished with edible gold glitter and silver leaf, tarts with silver soil crumble topping and sweets from silver and gold macaroons to mini scones topped with silver decoration. 

Afternoon tea is served every Friday from 3pm - 5pm. The feast is served with a selection of organic loose-leaf teas and an optional glass of prosecco. 

The Afternoon Tea Menu - Apples of Gold in Setting of Silver 

Savory: 'Fingers were made before knives and forks'

Open Sandwich selection

Mackarel and cucumber with a dash of edible silver leaf

Ham hock and piccalilli with a garnish of edible silver crumble

Classic cucumber sandwich with edible gold glitter (v)

Asparagus and Parseman Tart - with silver soil crumble topping 

Savory Ferrero Rocher - Cep mousse, rolled in hazelnuts wrapped in gold foil sweet wrapper                          

Silver spoon with... Smoked salmon, red onion and herbs          

Sweet: 'A spoonful of sugar...'

Silver & Gold Macaroon

Gold / Silver Dipped Strawberry

Bakewell Tart - Decorated with sugared almonds

5-way chocolate feuillettine with gold spray

Mini scones topped with silver decoration - Served with jam and clotted cream

Menu Designers

AVM Curiosities has been exploring the relationship between art and food through a series of events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, (Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013, Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013 and Young British Foodie 2013 – Experiential Finalist) AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery.

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