Savoury City’s Afternoon Tea: A Very British Experience with a Distinctive West Coast Flare

Catering an Afternoon Tea

In her novel, The Elegance of a Hedgehog, French Novelist and philosopher, Muriel Barbery muses, “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things.” We like that sentiment, as it reflects our catering philosophy. Indeed, we take great pains to ensure that every event we cater is perfect, and that means paying very close attention to the details–those small, seemingly insignificant touches that are actually paramount to achieving culinary greatness.


Greatness in Small Things

Perhaps, as Barbery suggests, this “greatness in small things” is most apropos when it comes to Afternoon Tea. There is something magical about it, as it transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary, the everyday, into the elegant.


London and Victoria in your Home

We love to create experiences that transport you to another time and place, and our Afternoon Tea does just that. There is no need to travel to the Ritz in London, or the Empress Hotel in Victoria. We can bring it all to you.

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

We’ll give you a very British experience with a distinctive West Coast approach. Think Downton Abbey, or The Crown, right in your own home! And since our head honcho, Donna Wadsworth, is the “Queen of Catering,” we’ll even be able to provide an air of royalty!

“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone

Some Highlights

We have four different Afternoon Tea options, so we can please even the most discriminating guests! Some highlights include:


  • Finger Sandwiches

A selection of traditional tea sandwiches…egg salad, ham & cheese, tuna, cucumber & cream cheese, radish & sprouts & peppered cream cheese, smoked salmon & dill cream cheese

  • Imported Cheese Platter

Imported cheeses garnished with berries and grapes…served with assorted crackers and baguette

  • Assorted Cookies, Tarts & Squares

Chocolate raspberry brownies, espresso bistro brownies, Nanaimo bars, white chocolate chunk brownies, date squares, lemon bars, fruit bars, assorted shortbreads & tea cookies, chocolate nut tarts and petite fruit tartlets.

  • Fresh Vegetable Platter

A bountiful display that may include baby carrots, red and yellow peppers, crisp English cucumber, zucchini, broccoli, celery, snap peas and cherry tomatoes, accompanied by a sundried tomato dip or yogurt dill dip.



An Afternoon Tea for Every Occasion

These are just some of the delectable and delightful Afternoon Tea highlights that we have to offer! Please see our full menu in order to choose the one that fits your needs the best!

Afternoon Tea is perfect for a baby shower, anniversaries, retirements, birthdays, wedding showers, or a special ladies lunch! There really is something wonderful about bringing a touch of elegance and class to your event!


Contact Us!

Please call or email us to arrange your next Afternoon Tea! We’d love to create the perfect experience for you!

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