Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Also known as Fondant Fancies or French Fancies, these fancy confections would be served at the end of dinner or with coffee and tea. All the women of Downton Abbey would want to offer this rather beautiful treat with their tea service. I’ve had a difficult time waiting for The Downton Abbey movie to release. We are excited to join a pre screening the night … Continue reading Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

“Roaring Twenties” Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

Please join us for the event of the season. The Downton Abbey season, that is. ***this event is SOLD OUT*** In anticipation of The Downton Abbey movie event, we cordially invite you to join us for our “Roaring Twenties” Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea. The year is 1927 and we request you arrive dressed in your 20’s best or any of your favorite Downton decades. Step … Continue reading “Roaring Twenties” Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Just in time for premiere parties, celebratory afternoon teas, and pre-movie binges,  The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook, Expanded Edition, will be released September of this year. I’ve just put down my review copy and can’t wait to prepare many of these recipes myself.  I feel a tea party coming on. More importantly though, I am jazzed that I’m able to share a couple of recipes with … Continue reading Celebrate an era gone by with this elegant Classic Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Tour de thé de France

Join a  Secret Garden Tea Tour and discover the most charming, romantic areas of France. Explore enchanting chateaus and gardens, watch Limoges china being made inside the factories, shop china outlets, antique shops and famous flea markets. All this and afternoon tea too!   You will feel like a true Parisian as we navigate the city like locals, hopping the Metro (subway) in Paris and … Continue reading Tour de thé de France