Poetic Licence at The Marker

Anantara The Marker Dublin Hotel will launch its new Afternoon Tea offering on Mother’s Day, the 10th of March. The "Poetry and Places Afternoon Tea" has been inspired by some of Ireland’s most famous poets and scribes and features the tastes and flavours of the country’s most iconic destinations. 

Ingredients such as wild Atlantic Sea salt from the west of Ireland and sweet and tangy berry flavours from the hedgerows are just some of the indigenous flavours and ingredients the pastry chefs have used to create delicacies with a sense and taste of Ireland. Flavours have been inspired by The Ring of Kerry, Achill Island, Valentia Island, The Wild Atlantic Way, Kilkenny Castle and Newgrange.

The poem "Blackberry Picking" by poet Seamus Heaney inspired the blackberry tart, which is seasoned with Wicklow blackberry wine and topped with a clove meringue. Meanwhile, the poem, "Lilac" by the contemporary poet Martina Dalton provided the inspiration for the violet macaroon. Martina is, in fact, the mother-in-law of the head pastry chef, Sebastian Ritzen.

Michael Davern, general manager of Anantara The Marker said: "The theme of ‘journeys’ is central to the Anantara brand itself, and so the idea of experiencing Ireland through taste is really interesting and appealing."