Tables were elegantly dressed with white tablecloths and a colored runner. The plated meal consisted of a croissant filled with egg salad, an open-faced sandwich with cucumber, ham and lemon zest cream cheese and a turkey, provolone, honey mustard and sprout pinwheel, along with assorted cheeses and seasonal fruit.
Breads, scones and muffins along with jams and creams were served along with tea and coffee. There also was a champagne bar.
New this year was the silent auction. Guests had the opportunity to bid on three items. These items included high tea for four people at the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook, along with a beautiful black and white tea set; golf for four at at golf course in Joliet, along with a golf basket consisting of a travel putter set, gold balls, grips and gloves; and a cooking demo for 12 with
The Unforgettable Chef, Tom Grotovsky.
Among the 23 baskets was a Vera Bradley luggage set, Cooper’s Hawk Dining, an aromatherapy basket and gift cards. The Panera Bread certificate was available courtesy of Panera Bread.
Guests were asked to donate nonperishable food items. Two carloads of food were delivered to a local food pantry the day after the tea.
(Above, Darcy Mason (associate) and Jean Konrad enjoy their time at the sixth annual tea on April 29 at the Jacob Henry Mansion).