Win an NCAD-inspired afternoon tea for two at The Westbury

Are you on the search for a delicious Afternoon Tea? Well, we are giving you the chance to win a very special fashion inspired affair...

Fashion and Afternoon Tea are two of our favourite things in IMAGE HQ. The first for obvious reasons and the second for all of the deliciousness.

And now we have one that combines both in the heart of Dublin's fair city.

Nestled in the bustling hub of Grafton Street, The Westbury is renowned for its support of the arts, culture and design. For the last five years, the hotel has partnered with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and to celebrate the partnership, they are launching a very special NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea for a limited period.

Fashion, art and food will be combined together in the chic surroundings of the Gallery, where desserts that are inspired by some of Ireland's budding fashion designers will be served.

Each dessert takes inspiration and stylistic elements from each of the NCAD graduates pieces. Executive Pastry Chef at The Westbury, Ray Encarnacion, has skillfully blended each aspect to craft a delicious selection of desserts and sweet treats.

An impressive orange ensemble infused with vibrant colour, created by Ciara Allen, influenced Ray to draw on the bold colour choice with a sumptuous pistachio Bavaroise, hazelnut sable, and khalua fluid gel.

Gabrielle Malone’s all-white creation, inspired by fishermen’s workwear and equipment, translates as a delicate Verrine made of white chocolate cremeux, passion fruit jelly, white chocolate and coconut-whipped ganache.


Gabrielle Malone

Dora Oduro Newman’s design encompassing an oversize black dress with dupion silk embellishment and rivet studs, inspired by her personal multicultural experience, led Ray to create a striking black and gold tartlet, made with cherry gel, peach custard and chocolate mousse.

While Elizabeth Omowumi’s design, a voluminous hooded and oversized African print laser-cut jacket with knit cuffs, worn over a colourful African print-petaled T-shirt with knit collar, hat and baggy jeans, led Ray to create a colourful and vibrant choux from blueberry compôte and lavender pastry cream.


Elizabeth Omowumi

Una King’s poncho design which used materials readily available for the modern city dweller was recreated using delicious and light beer sponge, strawberry mousse, yoghurt cremeux and citrus Italian meringue.

Angela Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment at NCAD, said of the partnership: "We are blown away by the skills of the incredible pastry team and how they have captured the very essence of the students’ original designs through the use of different ingredients, developing textures, colours and shapes to rival even the original designs!”

The exquisite NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea is available now until mid-September for €55 per person, €70 per person with Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut or Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé and for €90 when accompanied with Dom Pérignon Champagne Afternoon Tea. During weekdays, afternoon tea price starts at €45 per person.

And you are in with a chance to win this very special NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea for two at The Westbury. All you have to do is enter the form below.

For more information visit their website here.

To celebrate five years of The Westbury’s partnership with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), The Westbury is launching, for a limited period, a new NCAD Inspired Afternoon Tea. beautifully handcrafted pastries and cakes that pay homage to some of Ireland’s top aspiring and talented young fashion designers. Don’t miss the opportunity to win afternoon tea for two with this fantastic competition!

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