Food - Drink
How Hollywood's The Cat & Fiddle Restaurant Is Honoring The Queen
In Britain, afternoon tea — not to be confused with high tea — is about more than just the drink. The practice began as a social event for high-class women and later transformed into a more official ceremony, which often lasts several hours. Small sandwiches, scones, cakes, pastries, and jams are popular menu items at these events, and a famed LA eatery offered a special chance to get a taste of this British tradition.
In honor of the late Queen Elizabeth II, England's longest reigning monarch, LA-based British pub The Cat & Fiddle served afternoon tea on September 10th and 11th. The meal included three types of sandwiches, sweet and savory pastries, and served with a side of clotted cream, seasonal berries, and orange marmalade.
Of course, as the name suggested, each order included the choice of Earl Grey, chamomile, mint, or PG Tips tea. It is unknown at this time if the restaurant plans to repeat the event, but if you’d celebrate and honor the monarch's legacy, brew yourself a mug of tea and click the link below to check out a lemon blueberry scone recipe fit for royalty.