Hats off to new afternoon tea at the g Hotel

The team at Mary's Fish Shop, Ballybane. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy.

The team at Mary's Fish Shop, Ballybane. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy.

Long recognised as one of the best afternoon teas in Galway, the g Hotel has just introduced a new millinery inspired edition celebrating its design director and haute couture milliner Philip Treacy.

For more than 25 years Galweigan Philip Treacy has designed many groundbreaking headpieces that delight and often astonish with their beauty and imagination. Described by Vanity Fair as creating "works of art that live timelessly in fashion history", some of Treacy’s most iconic creations have now inspired a new millinery afternoon tea series at the g.

Head pastry chef and skilled chocolatier Kristin Jahnke has selected a stunning butterfly headpiece once showcased by Naomi Campbell as the inspiration for her first edition. The piece was beautifully photographed on the runway by David Chapelle, its vibrant brilliance looking as though a cloud of butterflies floated around Naomi Campbell. The drama and colour of this Philip Treacy creation made it an obvious choice for the new millinery afternoon tea, but it is also relevant as a photo of Naomi Campbell already hangs in the g Hotel as she modelled in Philip Treacy’s first runway show. The photo of Naomi is one of a number of special touches and intricate details that milliner Philip Treacy introduced to the g Hotel as design director.

To experience his vision first hand, escape to the stylish surroundings of the stunning Signature Lounges at the g where you can indulge in an exquisitely presented millinery afternoon tea at €46 for two guests sharing. Tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of savoury sandwiches with freshly based scones and local preserve accompanied by the delicious hand crafted sweet delicacies served with your choice of freshly brewed coffee or loose tea selection.

Millinery afternoon tea menu

Freshly baked scones

Served with preserve and clotted cream

Savoury selection

Brie and roasted red pepper mousse, spinach, walnut nut muffin

Croque monsieur, Dijon baked ham, smoked gruyere, béchamel, tramezzini bread

Roast striploin of beef, roasted beetroot, rocket, parsley pesto, rosemary flat bread

Atlantic crab, Maire Rose, cucumber, apple, mustard cress, soda bread

Assortment of sweet treats

Black Forest terrine, black cherry jelly, vanilla kirsch panna cotta, chocolate decor, amarena cherry

Opera cake petit four, chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream, raspberry

Éclair, lemon curd, fresh blueberries, chocolate décor

Tiramisu chocolate cup, mascarpone cream, coffee

Butterfly biscuit, sweet pastry, strawberry jam

Enhance your afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco each in addition to the full afternoon tea menu listed above. The enhanced option is €59 for two people sharing.

Afternoon tea is served at the g Hotel every day from 12 noon to 6pm. On Saturdays, Sundays, and bank holidays there are two sittings at 1.30pm and 4.00pm. The millinery afternoon tea will be served until November 22 and will return after the festive season on January 8. To make a booking at the g Hotel call the team on 091 865200 or email [email protected].


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