Strawberries, Cream and Wimbledon.
The classic dessert and Wimbledon are inextricably linked, first served at the 1877 championship. Spectators now chomp their way through 10,000 litres of cream and 28,000kg of strawberries at the tournament.
However historians believe that the dessert combination was first served at a banquet for King Henry VIII in 1509. At the time dairy products were regarded as peasent food, so its unclear why this would have been served at a royal banquet.
The palace at the time had a tennis court, where staff would serve strawberries and cream to spectators. Its thought that this is the reason why Wimbledon is now associated with the dish.
Succulent Strawberry and Cream carts come with;
•Delicious Locally Sourced Strawberries.
•Your Choice Of Cream.
•Or Belgian Chocolate.
•Or Ice Cream And Gourmet Toppings.
•All Cups, Spoons And Consumables.
For a real treat pair it with one of our prosecco carts.
This makes a fabulous summertime treat for any event, ideal for;
•Company Fun Days.
We also offer a full branding service for both the carts and the cups we serve the strawberries and cream in.
Strawberries Fun Facts
May 21st is national Strawberries and Cream Day.
On average there are 200 seeds in every berry..
The strawberry is not classified as a true berry.
Native American Indians called it the heart-seed-berry.
February 27th is National strawberry day.
If all the berries produced in California this year were laid berry to berry they'd wrap around the world 15 times.
They are members of the rose family of plants.
They were first cultivated in Europe in the 1300’s.
It takes 3 days for them to turn from green to red.
For the best flavour they should be served at room temperature.
Though they are classed as a seasonal ingredient, modern technology means they are available year round now.