Join the DCA for an afternoon tea!
Enjoy a quintessential British-style afternoon tea with freshly-baked and homemade goodies.
DCA members $40 / public $45
Prepayment is required by Wednesday, May 10th.
Shop at the DCA Plant Sale in the morning, and enjoy afternoon tea in our beautiful historic home and garden. What could be better?
Let the DCA’s knowledgeable Greenhouse Group volunteers help you find the right plants for your garden and containers from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Then we’ll hold your plants purchases while you savor creations from chef/caterer Victoria Truchan of Country House Cuisine. What a perfect way to relax with friends, other mothers, or even your own mom! 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.
Victoria Truchan is a graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, with degrees in both culinary and baking and pastry arts. She has trained under some of the best French pastry chefs, both here and in London, and went on to work as head pastry chef for Christian Bertrand (Lutece, NYC) and Jacques Thiebault (Homestead Inn, Greenwich) as well as at the Stonehenge Inn (Ridgefield) – before starting her own successful catering company, Country House Cuisine.
Chef/caterer Victoria Truchan of Country House Cuisine brought her love of the English tea room experience to our festive halls this holiday season.
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 Thiebault 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
Our first Mother/Daughter Nutcracker Tea took place in the stately DCA estate, decorated for the holidays. The delicious menu, provided by Palmer’s Catering, included 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 was served. Dancers from the Darien Arts Center entertained the audience with a performance of scenes from The Nutcracker.
This event was sold out.
Register for our upcoming teas through the links above, or contact the DCA at email@example.com, 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.