This summer, The Franklin will play host to Frida Kahlo fans across the globe, transporting them to Mexico to indulge in a colourful array of delicious treats.
Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s hottest exhibition Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, guests will sip on tequila cocktails, designed by multi-award-winning mixologist Salvatore Maggio and enjoy Mexican delicacies including Flan De Cajeta, churros with a chocolate dipping sauce and beans and chilli sandwiches.
This fresh and colourful afternoon tea experience is the third in a succession of teas that have been inspired by the group’s partnership with the V&A museum.
Previous afternoon tea experiences have included the Rock’n Roll Afternoon Tea at The Gore, inspired by Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remain and the Silly Old Bear Afternoon Tea at The Pelham based on Winnie the Pooh Exploring a Classic exhibition.
As with previous immersive dining experiences, The Frida Kahlo Afternoon Tea will give guests complimentary access to the exhibition – the first one outside of Mexico to display her clothes and intimate possessions, reuniting them with key self-portraits and photographs to offer a fresh perspective on her compelling life story.
The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione, part of LVX Preferred, was acquired by Starhotels in 2014 and, following a full design overhaul by designer Anoushka Hempel, reopened to guests in September 2016.
Set in an elegant Victorian building nestling in the lush beauty of the private Egerton Gardens, The Franklin combines the warmth of a private home with the impeccable service of a luxury hotel.
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