Sunday, November 7, 2010
"Sold out!" with high expectations from the many lovers of fine afternoon tea.
It has been some weeks since my last high tea outing and finally the much anticipated afternoon arrived. His Majestys Theatre had organised and advertised "High Tea at the Maj" and the tea lovers arrived in droves all looking splendid and in happy spirits to the welcoming music by the excellent trio "Sweethearts".
The two tiered savoury and sweet selections were already on the tables and all that was needed was to order our choices of hot drinks. The staff were extremely busy attending to all the requests, but handled them efficiently and with a very friendly manner. Hot drink choices were coffee, black, green or herbal teas. My choice was a very nice jasmine china imperial tea. From the savoury selections my favourites were the smoked salmon tartlet and the chicken waldorf finger sandwiches. And from the sweet selection the french petit four and the large strawberry dipped in chocolate.
As you might expect from our lovely old theatre the string trio was a lovely accompaniment. A lot of thought went into this event, including the tea selection and a pleasant balance of sweet and savoury treats.
Recommendations for future events would be perhaps to have a staggered start from 1pm onwards, but most certainly this was a good performance and one that calls for an encore.