Ruby Slipper @ Bursaria High Tea with a Twist


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.


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.


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).


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


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.


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


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.


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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