Need to plan an afternoon tea for 30-40 folks (for my mom's 70th birthday), and, since afternoon tea is not a regular feature in my dining universe, I could really use some help selecting a venue. We would like a private or semi-private room or space, and the food needs to kick ass. Ideal location would be somewhere between Santa Monica and Downtown or the south-eastern portion of the San Fernando Valley (e.g., Sherman Oaks, Studio City, etc.). Within reason, cost is not a material constraint.
Please help me! TIA hounds.