For some years now I've been hosting English-style teas at The Buttery
for a few select friends. Now I'm offering to do it for more people.
This is primarily a food event, because that's what I do best. A Full
Afternoon Tea provides dainty sandwiches with fillings such as cucumber,
salmon, ham, and curried eggs. There are currant scones, served warm
from the oven with preserves and freshly clotted cream (the real thing,
not a whipped cream or cream cheese substitute). To finish off, there
is a selection of traditional and modern pastries, including rich
chocolate cake, marzipan dainties, and treacle tarts. This tea features
elegant food, but in sufficient quantity that no one should leave hungry.
I take my inspiration from England Between the Wars, but it is not a
costumed event. The tables will be dressed with linen napkins and nice
china, three-tiered "curates" will hold the food, and there will be pots
of black and green teas, with herbal tisanes also available. If you
wish to add to the atmosphere of a well-bred gathering, you are
encouraged to do so. Ladies with hats and gentlemen with jackets are
especially appreciated. T-shirts are probably a little too casual.
If this would be your cup of tea, contact me at 617-461-3747 or by
email: email@example.com and let me know your first and second choice
Dates: Sundays, March 21 or March 28 or April 25, 2010.
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: The Buttery, 24 Kenwood Street, Dorchester MA.
Cost per person: $16.00
Please feel free to pass this information on to any who might be interested.