Are any occasions more elegant than a proper high tea? We were asked to put together a menu for an 80th birthday celebration. It needed to be substantial and suitably festive and a high tea was suggested.
We LOVE a good tea party and this one was really fun.
The venue was a beautiful Westcliff house so we polished up the silver and brought out the cake stands. Roses dotted around the table brought it all together.
Everybody knows that the savouries are just as important as the cakes and we did piles of cucumber sandwiches, egg and cress rolls, smoked salmon quiches and blue cheese and onion tarts. For sweets we laid out cheesecakes, apple tarts, shortbread slices and good old jam scones.
Almost wish we could have stayed!