For England aficionados who love Downton Abbey, The Langham is bringing you a little closer to Yorkshire County this January with afternoon tea inspired by the PBS series.
With a rich British heritage, the special afternoon tea at The Langham is served by white-gloved waiters trained by Charles MacPherson, author of The Butler Speaks, and the menu is inspired by traditional food items served during the Edwardian period.
Developed by Executive Anthony Zamora and Pastry Chef Scott Green, the menu features more than a dozen items such as Smoked Salmon Pinwheel with Dill Crème Fraiche, Lobster and Tarragon pudding tartlets, Deviled Egg Salad with Truffle on Brioche and Raspberry Thumbprint Butter Cookies.
Leading up to the season premiere of Downton Abbey, the River North hotel is hosting a special seating of afternoon tea on January 3rd with MacPherson. Beyond his popular book, MacPherson is a renowned authority on household management, he runs a butler training school, and he can discuss everything from the role of domestic staff in the Edwardian era to hosting events and etiquette.
Tea will be offered at 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $40 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are highly recommended-please call 312-923-7710.