Festive Christmas Tea

Join us for afternoon tea

Enjoy a quintessential British-style afternoon tea with freshly-baked and homemade goodies, amidst the beauty of our historic estate and garden.

Upcoming  Teas

Festive Christmas Tea for Two…or Twenty

Chef/caterer Laura Christie of Christie Caters is passionate about using high-quality, fresh and locally-grown ingredients. Join us as she brings her inventive twist on an English tea to our historic mansion this holiday season. A festive afternoon tea is the coziest way to relax and celebrate the holiday season, so gather some friends and join us for a delightful afternoon!

Laura’s menu includes a variety of mini scones and tea sandwiches, with some creative updates and additions, such as goat cheese and apple scones, and mini avocado toast with micro greens. A third course of mini butternut squash and sage quiche enhances this wonderful culinary experience. Save room for a delicious assortment of holiday cookies and mini sweets.  Harney & Sons teas will also be served.

Thursday, December 6
12:30 seating

DCA members $45
Public $55

Payment is required by Tuesday, December 4.

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Laura Christie’s Bio:

Christie Caters creates a gourmet dining experience using high-quality, fresh ingredients, locally grown – whenever possible. They take exceptional pride in inventing unique menus, from buffets to sit-down multi-course dining, to meet the precise needs of your event. Christie Caters will host an intimate, private dinner to a large celebration for hundreds.

Laura and Bill met in 2002 when they were brought together to cater a wedding in New Hampshire. For a few years they cooked side by side while still maintaining their own businesses as private chefs. Off-season they traveled around the country and to the Caribbean doing what they love: cycling, kayaking, hiking and camping. In 2008, they were married on their favorite island, Anguilla.

In 2010, Laura and Bill launched Christie Caters.  In 2016, they began their food truck operation Farm to Truck.

Christie Caters and Farm to Truck cater events throughout New England and New York.


Photos from last year’s Christmas Tea.

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