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Pardee Home & Museum, Oakland for High Tea

hhc | Jul 17, 201609:49 PM     3

I reserved a High Tea at Pardee a few weeks back on a Sunday and it was a nice experience. Getting a group of 6 for me was tough, but I did manage to get 5 people to go with me, one messaged me sick but I had to pay the $180 up front and no way could I get the money back. It's $30pp and no refunds on the day for sure.

We got there before 12pm and they weren't ready for us yet so we just hung out in the garden. They are volunteers I think they only had 2 working when we went. The table is just set for our group of 5 so you might have to wait a few weeks or months to get a date.

The table had lots of little tea sandwiches - 6 on the plate.
There was when we went:
Cheese crackers
salmon on bread open faced
egg salad sandwich
chicken salad sandwich
cucumber sandwich
mushroom toasted sandwiches
philo artichoke
I mentioned to them one was vegetarian and they made 3 little things for vegetarian.

Black tea was served for us - some milk and sugar cubes on the side. Tea was refilled often.

Then 6 little cranberry scones w/ side of clotted cream & jam. We loved them.

Then lots of little desserts:
Mexican wedding cookies
Snickerdoodles
oatmeal chocolate bars cut into small squares
chocolate covered almond toffee
thumbprint cookies
mini lemon curd tart
strawberries on a stick - 6 of them

We were completely full. There is one unisex bathroom to use.

Then we had the house tour which was from 2-3:30pm which was included in price of High Tea. Lots of old stuff saved. Pictures were allowed.

Worth a visit especially for High Tea and Tour.

FREE street meter parking on Sundays on Castro Street, 12th, or Broadway. No parking on 11th.

Website:
pardeehome.org

Blogger Ben from Focus Snap Eat was there and he did a great post w/ PICS:
http://focussnapeat.com/high-tea-at-t...

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