The hit PBS show Downton Abbey may not return to the screen until January, but Carmel residents can get a taste of British style and food when the Carmel Arts Council conducts The Art of the Silver Tea on Sept. 22.
Doreen Squire Ficara, the council’s executive director, hopes that at least 60 people reserve a spot at the fundraiser to benefit local art scholarships. Attendees will get to experience a true English tea, complete with thin bread and butter, scones and cream and strawberry jam. The buffet style meal will be conducted using Ficara’s grandmother’s tablecloth and antique English silver.
While no footmen will be present to wait on a person’s every need, Ficara will give a detailed and light-hearted presentation on the unique silverware in her collection.
If tea isn’t what you crave, champagne will be available as well.
The council also plans to conduct a silent auction for different boxes of fine china and offer a chance to win several antique pearl-handled pieces of silverware.
The Art of the Silver Tea
What: Carmel Arts Council fundraiser
When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22
Where: Soho Café & Gallery, 620 S. Range Line Rd.