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June 9, 2011

The Lanesborough Offers Butler Picnics

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

From Jane Austen’s literary vignettes to Victorian England’s famed summertime gatherings, picnicking has long been considered a very British affair. In celebration of this cultural affection, The Lanesborough in London will offer guests “Butler Picnics” between May and August 2011. The property’s unmatched sense of elegance, proximity to Hyde Park and impeccable butler service ensure that The Lanesborough Butler Picnics offer the ultimate alfresco dining experience.

The Lanesborough will create beautiful bespoke hampers to suit all occasions; including romantic picnics á deux to fun-filled family gatherings. Savory menu highlights include summer inspired canapés, Cornish poached lobster with Beluga mayonnaise and balotine of truffled foie gras with asparagus jelly washed down with chilled Taittinger Rose Champagne. To follow, relish in a Cropwell bishop stilton trifle with pear marmalade and oatmeal sablée or a scrumptious summer berry Rumtop. Finish off the culinary extravaganza with The Lanesborough’s Artisan chocolates. All will be served with crystal glasses, plates, linen, napkins and a large picnic rug. To ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience, butlers will provide a personal consultation to modify each menu, ensuring that favorite dishes and drinks are served.

The butler picnics are completely bespoke and will be served in Hyde Park.

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