Twin Towns most sophisticated and stylish space, Breezes Bar & Lounge, has introduced High Tea from Friday to Sunday afternoons, taking daytime dining at the Club to a sumptuous new level.Described as a contemporary twist on old classics, chefs present elegantly crafted sweet and savoury delights on silver tiered stands and gleaming Noritake tableware. High tea is served in Breezes accompanied by your choice of traditional teas, Moet champagne or espresso coffee.
Indulge in delicate ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked warm scones with conserves and cream, luscious petit fours, macarons and tartlets, with some exquisitely delectable surprises interwoven into the stunning array.
Amidst a lavish backdrop of sparkling chandeliers and crystal rain, High Tea in Breezes Bar & Lounge is a delightful experience to share with family or friends.
There are several High Tea options available:
Breezes High Tea
$35 pp includes one pot of tea or espresso coffee.
Sparkling High Tea
$43 pp includes pot of tea or espresso coffee + one glass of Chandon Sparkling Wine.
Lux High Tea
$49 pp includes pot of tea or espresso coffee + one glass of Moet & Chandon Champagne.
High Tea is available in Breezes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-4pm.
Bookings are essential. Adults only. Dress code applies.
The history of High Tea
High Tea is regarded as the most quintessential of English customs. Whilst the custom of drinking tea dates back to the third millennium BC in China and became popular in England during the 1660s, it was not until the mid-17th century that the concept of ‘afternoon tea’ first appeared.
Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, introduced Afternoon Tea in England in 1840. The Duchess found she became hungry around four in the afternoon and as the evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o’clock, like most of us, she needed a snack!
At her request, maids brought a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake was brought to her room in the late afternoon. It quickly became a habit and she began inviting friends to join her.
Afternoon tea became a fashionable, social event and during the 1880s, upper-class and society women would don long gowns, gloves and hats for the event.
During the second half of the Victorian Period, the Industrial Revolution, working families would return home tired and exhausted. The table would be set with meats, bread, butter, pickles, cheese and, of course, tea. There were no dainty finger sandwiches, scones and pastries on the menu but because it was eaten at a high dining table rather than low tea tables, it became ‘High’ tea.
To book High Tea at Twin Towns call 1800 014 014 or visit www.twintowns.com.au for further information.