Ruby Slipper @ Bursaria High Tea with a Twist

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Tea? One lump or two? What a fine thing High Tea is – an excellent mix of lunch and afternoon treats, often enjoyed with a glass of champagne in genteel surroundings. A rainy weekend ago, I enjoyed Bursaria’s High Tea with a Twist at hauntingly beautiful Abbotsford Convent. Held on the third Sunday of every month, Bursaria’s High Tea is a superb way to enjoy one of Melbourne’s most iconic historical venues in style. Here’s what happened at my own High Tea with a Twist adventure.

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Prior to the High Tea commencing, guests mingled in an interior courtyard enjoying a sip of bubbles – some served by Bursaria’s very own Marie Antoinette.

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Once inside the delightfully retrofitted dining room, we enjoyed delicious vanilla-y home made lemonade, finger sandwiches, tea and even kataifi-wrapped prawns (my favorite). Choices, choices, choices – Esme and the Laneway peruses the treats to come (HINT: eat it all).

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It was lovely to catch up with dear Cecylia who looked beautiful in her fuschia lace shift dress.

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Chian looking VERY pleased at the prospect of the heaping tray of divine ‘mini desserts’ to come. My favorite was the creme brulee – although the turkish fairy-floss pomegranate treat was quite a mouthful too.

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Official High Tea Tragics – we’re like the Sweet Valley High of Sweets.

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Hostess with the mostest – Sara O’Callaghan is the Director of Bursaria Fine Foods who hold the High Tea with a Twist events, in addition to a fine catering company. I loved Sara’s Emily Green necklace and brilliant, colorful shift! A very stylish dame.

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With so much atmospheric architecture and lush manicured gardens at the Abbotsford Convent, Marianne and I couldn’t help but indulge in a few cheesy snaps and a little post-High Tea exploration.

Book your own High Tea with a Twist by clicking here – there are dates available for September, October and November. Think : h

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