Dearest Gentle Readers,
After exercising the utmost patience, the release of Bridgerton’s highly anticipated season two is almost upon us. On March 25, the season debuts and Lady Whistledown will be spilling the tea once again.
Make your season premiere watching party a royal affair - we’ve compiled the perfect suggestions to celebrate the occasion in true British fashion, steeped in traditions and sweet treats! Whether your readers are looking for a cozy, at-home experience or would prefer to immerse themselves in a royal experience, we have them covered with the help of Kitchen Hub, ZWILLING and The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.
Create an elegant ‘afternoon tea’-style atmosphere and grace your table with Bridgerton-inspired sweets from leading Toronto-based and UK-born bakery, Le Dolci.
This elevated menu is sure to sweep you and your guests off your feet and bring a taste of living like Ladies and Lords right to your drawing-room.
Order these limited-edition treats exclusively via Toronto’s first virtual food hall Kitchen Hub from March 24 while quantities last:
The Queen’s Crown Cake: The rarest diamond of the collection, this lavish Regency-era dessert is the ideal centrepiece for your royal feast and would surely impress even Her Majesty. Made with light and airy vanilla cake and topped with flourishing strawberry swiss meringue buttercream (made with real strawberries). Serves up to 12 guests. $65 - limited quantities available.
Lady Whistledown's Breaking News Smash Cake: Break into this demure confection, dearest readers, as you take in the latest Lady Whistledown gossip. Almost as enticing as her secretly-scribed society pages, enjoy an assortment of treats cleverly concealed inside that are as sweet as a stolen kiss. Made with white chocolate and filled with assorted candy. Serves 4 -8 guests. $75 + HST - limited quantities available.
The Brothers Bridgerton Brownies: Fancy something dashing and indulgent? This decadent and distinguished dish has a dark side that can't resist scandal and is sure to leave you tongue-tied. Made with dark chocolate and topped with ornate vanilla buttercream. Serves 8 guests. $18 + HST.
Wash your Bridgerton-inspired treats down with a cuppa perfectly steeped tea, courtesy of the ZWILLING ENFINIGY Electric Glass Kettle which features a built-in loose tea steeper and a 'keep-warm' function, meaning this kettle also doubles as an electric teapot. With six pre-programmed temperature settings and ten program settings, this kettle is a kitchen essential for tea lovers of all eras!
Experience authentic Regency Era dining like the ladies of Bridgerton with traditional Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto’s highly-lauded gastrobar, EPOCH Bar & Kitchen Terrace. The British-inspired offering features sweet and savory indulgences to enjoy alongside an array of complex and fragrant teas from their vast collection.
Afternoon Tea is available Wednesday to Sunday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for $60 per person. Add a glass of sparkling wine for an additional $15 per person. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.