Any fervent fan of The Great British Bake Off knows that a show-stopper pastry really can be a work of art. Going one step further, The Merrion hotel in Dublin has just added three new 'masterpieces' to its art-themed afternoon tea.
The hotel's collection of 19th and 20th century art is widely considered to be one of the most important private collections in Ireland, and in a masterstroke of genius, has offered up some of its finest works by the likes of J.B. Yeats, William Scott and Louis Le Brocquy in miniature cake form.
For autumn/winter 2012, The Merrion has added three new artworks to the menu of their Art Tea, including a 'Chocolate Trinity' interpretation of Pauline Bewick's Path Moorea and Madonna and Child by Mainie Jellet (pictured). Talk about an art collection good enough to eat...
Art Tea, £35 per person at The Merrion, Dublin
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