Saturday 6th July 2013, 3pm – 5pm, £20pp – now sold out
Having run a number of private afternoon tea events we’re now opening these up to other guests. We love any excuse for a good old baking session and we’ve recently put together a mismatched tea set and are keen to put it to further good use!
For the cheaper price of £20pp we’ll be offering 4 types of savoury, 4 types of sweet treat and a welcome cocktail on arrival. Think picnic sandwiches, fresh quiches, fruity cakes and creamy delicacies all served up in our shabby chic, Victoriana dining room. As always guests are encouraged to bring their own drinks, which we will embellish with a selection of fine teas and coffees. Use the link below to secure your space!
As you may know, we do love to flex our baking muscles and crack out our whisks and rolling pins! We’re both keen bakers and we do like to hold the occasional afternoon tea at the Manor.
And that is just what we’re up to this Friday! Whilst this is a private event we thought that you’d like to have a sneaky peek at the menu we’ve designed. We’ve planned a spring theme, given we’ve FINALLY seen the last of the sub zero temperatures!
We’d love to know what you think, would our evening supperclub guests be up for coming round for afternoon tea if we to hold a one-off event?
We’ll be announcing dates soon, so be sure to follow our blog to be the first to know when tickets will be available.
This weekend saw us host our last event for 2012 and close up the Manor for this year with our Vintage afternoon tea! This was a private event which we held for two lovely groups of ladies who wanted to start their Christmas celebration with some savoury and sweet delights! We love putting on these afternoon teas, if not only so Dan can whip out his fine array of vintage crockery, which I am very jealous of!
Once again we were able to put our baking hats on to create our version of an afternoon tea. Yes, it’s a tradition but we like to put our own spin on the proceedings, serving some hot and cold savoury treats alongside the usual sweet morsels. Continue reading →
We went all French and kooky this weekend when we held an afternoon tea inspired by Rachel Khoo’s Little Paris Kitchen cookbook. This was a private event for a gaggle of hens who were celebrating the impending wedding of bride to be Lisa. Following a can can lesson in town they joined us for a selection of savouries and sweets washed down with teas, coffees and the obligatory kir royale. There was not a willy deelie-bopper in sight, and very well behaved they all were too!
This was a private event and we only do afternoon teas every now and then, on request. We like the fact that we can do far more in advance, plus it means we get to break away from the norm we have established with our usual Manor menus. We both love baking too, so it’s great to have a chance to challenge ourselves in this area.
Once again, we were without expert photographer Nick, however Susie did manage to take some snaps with her phone!
In terms of savouries we served up a range of treats inspired by Rachel’s book. I adapted the Nicoise wraps, stuffing the salad inside tortilla wraps instead of the suggested lettuce leaves, to make them a bit more substantial. I was impressed by the flavours of these – which consisted of sweet and crunchy green beans, radish, spring onion and tomatoes; piquant black olives and capers; and creamy free range egg – all bound together with a yummy red wine vinegar and lemon juice dressing. Atop homemade bread was a choice of radish with salted butter or a decadent fig, goat cheese and walnut option.
Susie’s offerings included gigantic platters of roasted root veg (including carrots, parsnips beetroot and apple). This was accompanied by a luxurious and creamy goats cheese mousse and was a popular addition to the table – only a few smears of beetroot and mousse were left! Susie also adapted the croque madame muffin recipe, making mini little bites of loveliness from quail eggs.
Afternoon tea came to Dinner the Manor this weekend. We’re not about to diversify just yet but we had a private event on and a tea seemed a nice casual way of feeding everyone without stretching ourselves too much a week before our veggie feasts.