May 4th, 2009
Tea for Two
High tea is an 18th century custom started by the Duchess of Bedford who got peckish in the late afternoon.
Create your own royal spread with a High Tea Workshop on the Main. Tomorrow chef Denise Cornellier will demonstrate how to make traditional scones, sweet macaroons and salmon mousse sandwiches (sans crusts, of course). After pouring and tasting a selection of fine Kusmi brews, learn how to set a proper high tea table lavished with silver trays, fine linens and the very best bone china.
After three and a half hours, you’ll be as sated and savvy as a duchess.
High Tea Workshop ($150 per person, $250/two people), May 5, 6 p.m., Cornellier Traiteur, 5354 St-Laurent Blvd, 2nd floor, Montreal, 514-272-8428, www.cornelliertraiteur.com