Afternoon teas

Join the DCA for an afternoon tea!

Enjoy a quintessential British-style afternoon tea with freshly-baked and homemade goodies.

Upcoming Teas us for a
Christmas Unwrapped
English Tea
at the DCA Meadowlands

Chef/caterer Victoria Truchan of Country House Cuisine is bringing her love of the English tea room experience to our festive halls this holiday season. An elegant afternoon tea is an easy way to relax before the holidays or gather for a girlfriend get-together.

Join us for a memorable respite and delicious bites. Our traditional menu will include a variety of classic tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, English and French petit fours and cookies, and a selection of Harney & Sons teas.

Thursday, December 8th
11:30am – 3:00pm (2 seatings: 11:30am and 1:30pm)

DCA members $40, public $45

Prepayment is required by Tuesday, December 6th. Register online with the link below or contact the DCA at or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.

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Chef/Caterer Victoria Truchan’s Bio:
Chef Victoria is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, with degrees in both Culinary Arts and Pastry. She graduated with high honors and was awarded the coveted Pastry Fellowship and cited as one of the Ten Best Student Chefs for 1991, representing the C.I.A at the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen, Colorado. She has trained under some of the best French pastry chefs both here and in London (working with Anton Mosimann), and went on to work as Head Pastry Chef for Christian Bertrand (of Lutece, NYC) and Jacques Thiebeult at the Homestead Inn, as well as the legendary Stonehenge Inn in Ridgefield, Connecticut before starting her own successful catering company, Country House Cuisine.



Special Event Tea Nutcracker Tea
Sunday, December 4th
11:30am – 1:00pm
$35 children, $45 adults

Join us for our first Mother/Daughter Nutcracker Tea which will take place in the stately DCA estate, decorated for the holidays. The delicious menu, provided by Palmer’s Catering, will include gourmet tea sandwiches (such as smoked salmon & caper), mini pastries, holiday cookies and assorted teas. For the children, festive sandwich cut-outs and raspberry lemonade will be served. Dancers from the Darien Arts Center will entertain the audience with a performance of scenes from The Nutcracker.

This event is currently sold out.  If you would like to be put on our waiting list, please contact the DCA at or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.




Recent teas Back Afternoon Tea
Thursday, September 22nd
11:30am – 3:00pm
(2 seatings, 11:30am and 1:30pm)
$30 DCA members, $35 public

Catch up with friends after the summer by enjoying our popular British-style Afternoon Tea, created by our new caterer, David’s Soundview Catering (DSC). Enjoy their sweet and savory scones with clotted cream, delightful tea sandwiches, cake bites and a wonderful variety of miniature pastries and tarts in the stately setting of our beautiful historic house. You can count on DSC to mix in a few menu twists and of course, the tea will be flowing in an enticing array of flavors!




Contact us

Register for our upcoming teas through the links above, or contact the DCA at, or by calling 203-655-9050 between our hours of 9am – 3pm Monday – Thursday, 9am – 12pm Friday. To receive news of upcoming teas and other DCA events, sign up for our DCA emails, and be sure and select “Afternoon Teas” as an area of interest.