On Sunday, December 15th, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm we will host our 4th Annual Jane Austen Birthday Celebration Tea. A celebration tea in true English fashion is befitting for the birthday of the widely-read author, Jane Austen. This year Long Beach Peninsula resident, Marty Lemke will return in period clothing to entertain us with teatime tidbits of information of the times in which Jane Austen lived. Marty has been a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America for many years. She has visited all of the places where Jane lived, visited and is buried. While attending summer school at Cambridge a couple of years ago, Marty spent many hours looking at all the influences that informed Jane’s writing–the books she read, the society she kept, and the constraints she sorely felt as a single woman in 18th century England.
Our SpecialTeas generally include three savory delicacies, three sweets and scones. Of course the Samovar will be loaded with premium tea for your drinking pleasure. Here are some photos of what we served at last year’s event:
Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist Jennifer Goodenberber on the keys of Gloria. Jennifer has worked up a repertoire of period pieces to recreate the Regency period atmosphere.
We’re currently working on the menu and it will be posted on our website shortly.
Please call for reservations, due to limited seating: (360) 642-4150.