Afternoon teas

Join the DCA for an afternoon tea!

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

Dainty sandwiches to include cucumber,
Scones with jam and clotted cream,
A selection of seasonal cakes and pastries.

Local Darien Brit Carolyn Eddie has been offering afternoon teas to her friends in the area for years. She’s now bringing a proper British tea room to the DCA: a popular, regular event. These scrumptious afternoon teas are ranked among the “Top 5 Out Of 50 Ways to Rediscover Where You Live” in The 2013 Insider’s Guide to New Canaan, Darien and Rowayton, where they called the experience “Another Step Closer to Downton Abbey.” Photo above: Carolyn (red sweater) with her team, L-R: Robin Ackerman, Caroline Burke, Rebecca Lowden, Sue Hayes & Denise Cara.

Upcoming teas Tea in honor of the Queen’s 90th birthday!
Thursday, June 9th
11:30am – 3:00pm
(last booking 2:00pm)
$25 DCA members, $30 public

Come and celebrate the Queen’s birthday and wish Carolyn Eddie good luck on her stint overseas! You’ll savor freshly-baked scones with jam and clotted cream, tea sandwiches, and homemade cakes and pastries, in the stately setting of our “Windsor Castle” – the DCA. Catered by the “fabulous girls” from Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events, who once again bring a proper British Tea Room to the DCA.

Have your photo taken with the Queen. Tables inside or out on the patio will be available, weather-permitting.

Reservations required by Tuesday, June 7th.

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.

View further details of Carolyn’s Absolutely Fabulous Events on Facebook or on her website –