Dionysus would be pleased. This weekend my +1 and I were treated to a garden party high tea at the Hellenic Museum. The catering was flawless with tea, champagne, coffee, and frappe martinis making the rounds in-between beautifully presented courses.
As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s Culture program, this high tea featured a Hellenic twist. Pretty, fragrant herbs adorned the delicacies and made the treats all more Instagram-able. Snap dragons sat atop rose scented Turkish delight, baby basil nestled in a crisp kataifi nest, and fresh mint floated in our Greek Island iced tea. Our palates were treated to a variety of senses, with a total of twelve different dishes served throughout the sitting.
The weather was beautiful – sunlight dappled our pistachio macarons while a trio of musicians serenaded the courtyard. The staff were lovely and we found ourselves exclaiming multiple times how pleased we were with the afternoon’s experience. The event delivered a high tea one would expect from the previous executive chef of the Hotel Windsor, but provided a unique point of difference with the Greek flavours and influences.
Jenny S is an event addict. She has participated in arts festivals on three different continents (plus a couple of islands). When she’s not attending live shows, you can find her sampling the latest craft beer or sipping a creative cocktail.
The Hellenic High Tea was held as part of the Culture + program of this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Read our guide for more great events.
The Hellenic Museum can be found at 280 William Street, Melbourne.