Yesterday was the best day ever , Roberts bakery invited me to a press event with a difference a sky high highest tea was the call of the day . Travelling up to 100 feet in the air this was an event not to be missed Roberts bakery as it launched Manchester’s newest pop-up open air restaurant. The location was set to be at Manchester City’s football ground the Etihad stadium ( I herd the chairman is a huge fan.
Roberts lovingly created a delicious afternoon tea from its brand new and innovative range. This included boozy baked Gin & Tonic Fun Buns which were just amazing and open sandwiches made with red hot Fiery Corn Ready-to Rolls which were very spicy and Roberts’ paper-wrapped super-cool artisan Bloomers which was my favourite.
Alison Ordonez, Innovation Director at Roberts, said: “This high-flying afternoon tea experience provided us with a perfect, high flying platform to present our new products, on pack recipe ideas and to preview some of our previously unseen and untasted products.
“From The Exploratory at Roberts’ HQ, we had real fun developing the most deliciously flavoured, visually impactful mini loaves. These included one that was stuffed full of fresh courgette and mushroom and seasoned with turmeric and another marbled with red pesto and pink peppercorns and finished with a soft creamy goats cheese centre. We also created a brilliantly bijou white loaf with a secret centre of creamy camembert cheese and rose jelly. All were served with a selection of complementary gourmet butters and oils.”
Roberts’ Sky High Tea was the first ever high altitude dining event to be held in the North West. Manchester now joins previous UK venues of London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southampton and Bristol as well as major international cities such as Los Angeles, Sydney, Dubai, Saint-Tropez, Kuala Lumpur, Brussels and Rome.
This Sky High Tea with a massive twist supported the bakery’s recent rebrand and roll out of a radically new identity, positioning and product offering, which is available in selected Asda, Morrisons and Co-op stores across the UK.
I’m loving the rebranded products and the afternoon “high tea ” was the perfect was to show how Roberts are “embracing the new”
“We’re truly committed to innovation so it also gave us a perfect platform to offer all 110 guests a totally unique experience. We all had a great time enjoying the most al fresco afternoon tea and simply spectacular views of the city.”
For me the best thing on the menu were the toffee scones which aren’t avalibe to buy ( but I’m sure if we mither them enough they will make them !