January 22: Afternoon Tea

Join us for our first Afternoon Tea (commonly referred to as High Tea) seating!
 

DATE

Sunday, January 22nd
4:00–6:00pm


MENU

SANDWICHES
Coronation Chicken Naan
Smoked Salmon
Cucumber and Cream Cheese

Vegetarian Options:
Curried Egg  |  Feta and Carrot Chutney


DEVONSHIRE SCONE
Scones Clotted Cream and Raspberry Jam


PATISSERIE
Vanilla Custard with Brandy Snap Biscuit and Rhubarb
Cherry Pie
Handmade Chocolate Truffle


TEAS
Unlimited Pot of Tea


— $34 —
Reservations are necessary and must be made by 01/17.
Please call (512) 362-8656 or stop by to reserve your spot!


Looking for a little history about Afternoon Tea?
From Wikipedia: Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 4 and 6pm. Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840s. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea developed to its current form and was observed by both the upper and middle classes. It had become ubiquitous, even in the isolated village in the fictionalised memoir Lark Rise to Candleford, where a cottager lays out what she calls a "visitor's tea" for their landlady: "the table was laid… there were the best tea things with a fat pink rose on the side of each cup; hearts of lettuce, thin bread and butter, and the crisp little cakes that had been baked in readiness that morning."

For the more privileged, afternoon tea was accompanied by delicate savouries (customarily cucumber sandwiches or egg and cress sandwiches), bread and butter, possibly scones (with clotted cream and jam, as for cream tea), and usually cakes and pastries (such as Battenberg cake or Victoria sponge). The sandwiches usually have the crusts removed, and are cut into small segments, either as triangles or fingers (also known as tea sandwiches).