Grab your sunnies and Panama hat because it's tennis season! Wimbledon is here, and this year we've been treated to beautiful weather in the capital, providing lots of opportunities for alfresco dining.
Whether you're on Henman Hill, in your garden or relaxing in one of London's luscious parks we have a delicious round up of classic tennis inspired goodies with a little Create twist; for you to enjoy whilst your watching the tennis this year.

Pimms Eton Mess Cheesecake

Eton Mess is widely known to have been 'invented' around the 1930s during the annual cricket match at Eton College, people say that an excited Labrador sat on a picnic basket containing Strawberry Pavlova. But history actually shows that this summer treat was invented back in the late 18th Century which has been proven from printed records.

Our Pimms Eton Mess Cheese is a delicious combination of many classic Wimbledon treats all rolled into one!

Fun Wimbledon fact: 166,055 portions of Strawberries & Cream were served at 2018s Wimbledon Championship.



Elderflower Pimms Cocktail

Pimms is a staple British summer drink that is often served during Wimbledon, summer racing shows and Chelsea Flower Show. In 1840 a man called James Pimm invented the very first 'Pimms' introducing it as a healthy tonic mixed with secret herbs, various peels and other liquids to aid digestion. It was only untill 1859 that this drink took off and began to sell commercially for pleasure opposed to health benefits.

Today, the Pimms cocktail is enjoyed throughout the summer by the jug full, with many people asking 'if it's Pimms o'clock yet'.

Fun Wimbledon fact: 303,277 glasses of Pimm's were drank at 2018s Wimbledon Championship.



Cream Tea with Prosecco Jam!

The cream team is the quintessential British treat, commonly eaten as part of an afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and other mini desserts. The scone is generously smothered in clotted cream and jam... cream first if you're from Devon or jam first if you're from Cornwall and enjoyed with a fresh pot of tea or bubbles.

Afternoon tea originated in the 1800s by Anna the seventh Duchess of Bedford who use to get peckish between lunch and dinner. Anna asked for a tray of tea with bread and butter (which soon developed into a sandwich thanks to the Earl of Sandwich). The duchess would invite her friends to join her, which started the afternoon ritual of afternoon tea.

The upper class and society women drove this trend using it as a means to sport fashionable frocks and talk about their affairs over fine china in the drawing room between four and five o'clock. This dining trend was then moved into their gardens during the summer which encouraged and caused the rise in men taking part.

Today the historic bite-sized treats served to keep the Lords and Ladies of Britain satisfied till dinner time has been replaced by various sweet and savoury finger sized bites, commonly served on a tiered cake platter from two o'clock.

Fun Wimbledon fact: 110,225 scones was purchased at 2018s Wimbledon Championship.