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High Tea: an Afternoon at Tiffany's

  • Art Room Events 1562 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

Event Description

Art Room Events introduces a gorgeous way to catch up with your girls! You and your best friend/s are invited to one of a kind afternoon High Tea party, paying homage to an all time favorite classic movie - Breakfast at Tiffany's. Enjoy this unique experience in our cozy vintage art space.

What is High Tea?

The drinking of tea not only became a social event for the upper classes, it altered the time and manner in which they took tea. Afternoon Tea became the bridge between meals because many wouldn't eat their evening meal until maybe 8pm. As such, Afternoon Tea became a 'mini meal' in itself. 


Why is it called 'high tea'?

A possible explanation why this type of meal was called high tea is the fact that it was eaten at a table. In comparison, Afternoon Tea was taken whilst seating in low, comfortable chairs or sofas. Of course, soon after, the upper classes developed their own variation and also called it 'high tea'. It was a meal that could be eaten when their servants were away or not available, as it was so easy to prepare. The upper class 'high tea' involved the amalgamation of Afternoon Tea and high tea, with the addition of pigeon, veal, salmon and fruit.

Earlier Event: October 1
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Later Event: October 22
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