Monday, November 4, 2013

Food Society - High Tea

Craig and I went to a High Tea with a difference recently at a restaurant in the city called The Food Society.

This was  a bit of a twist on a traditional High Tea, instead of finger sandwiches and lots of sweets it was more of a degustation of hand made savoury and sweet canapes. The tea could also be swapped for Vodka cocktails or Vodka sippers.
Vodka cocktails are a feature of this Eastern European style restaurant.

The Food Society is an Eastern bloc bar and restaurant and is based on modern food choices from Eastern European countries. They do have a seasonal dinner menu which looks delicious!!

 The restaurant is very eclectic with lots of vintage knick knacks

This was the reception area when you first come in the door!


Table setting complete with doily lol

Very rustic interior...

 First there was a homemade tomato soup

 The menu on a clipboard

Next there was a Celerica tart, Crostini with trout tartare and Ricotta & Parmesan balls - all very delicious!

A roll with pulled chicken & aioli, Croque monsier and a very delicous Quinoa Salad

Then for the sweets....
 Lemon Meringue Tarts, Peanut butter Chocolate cups and a Vanilla desert with raspberry jelly. All very nice! The only thing we didn't like was that the menu said the chocolate cups had coconut in them, but they had peanut butter. We are not lovers of peanut butter in things but aside from that, I hope no one with a peanut allergy ate them unsuspectingly!

We really enjoyed the whole experience, a bit different to what we are used to at a High Tea but great for people who like more savouries than sweets. It was very substantial and was enough for us for lunch. 
 The wait staff were very efficient and friendly and explained what was on the platter each time they brought one out. 

We enjoyed the sight when we came outside afterward to this line up of bikes, a great form of transport for this part of the city!

The Food Society
91 Riley Street


Too many eggs said...

What a different sounding high tea....amazing sounding food

Susan said...

It looks like a great experience, something really different.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely treats Anita

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I had a look through the menu and it all looks delicious and some lovely gluten free options as well!