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Afternoon Tea Serenade


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Recipes from Famous Tea Rooms

Classical Chamber Music

Price: $32.00

Product Code: 12CDI

Description Listen to the Music!

Afternoon tea is a time for relaxation and revitalization. Here are recipes for cooks who want to recreate this civilized experience at home, including scones, sandwiches, quick breads, and pastries. Also included are a guide to the world’s teas, tea history and lore, and charming line drawings throughout.

The recording of beautiful chamber music for harp, flute, violin, and cello sets the mood for a relaxing retreat from the pressures of the outside world.

Cookbook Contributors

23 contributors, 224 pages

  • The Adolphus, Dallas, Texas
  • Blithewold Mansion & Gardens, Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Claridge’s, London, England
  • The Empress, Victoria, British Columbia
  • Filoli, Woodside, California
  • Fortnum & Mason, London, England
  • Four Seasons Olympic, Seattle, Washington
  • Grand Bay Hotel, Coconut Grove, Florida
  • Harrods, London, England
  • The Hay-Adams Hotel, Washington, D.C.
  • The Heathman Hotel, Portland, Oregon
  • Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles, California
  • The King Edward, Toronto, Ontario
  • Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California
  • The Plaza, New York, New York
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, Massachusetts
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago, Illinois
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, California
  • The Savoy, London, England
  • Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Winterthur, Delaware

Music CD

  1. Siciliano
  2. Berceuse
  3. Rondeau
  4. Greensleeves Variations
  5. Haru No Umi
  6. Interlude, Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp
  7. The Swan
  8. Allemande and Gigue from Sonata in E minor
  9. Gymnopedies, Nos. 1 and 2
  10. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  11. Sicilienne
  12. Chanson Dans La Nuit

San Francisco Silverwood Ensemble:
Julie McKenzie, flute; Melissa Kleinbart, violin; Carla Maria Rodriguez, viola; Sharon O'Connor, cello; Olga Rakitchenkov, harp

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 5 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
November 22, 2018
Reviewer: Sally Cornell from Kennsington, MD United States  
The cd and book will be a Christmas present.  I hope they are as good as the write-up in the catalog.  I'm sure they will be.  My experience with the order taker was positive.

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CD January 3, 2018
Reviewer: Gloria Cisotto from Corpus Christi, TX United States  
The book is filled with great recipes. The only issue I had was that it comes with a CD of music. With streaming music these days owing a CD player has become pretty much obsolete, at least in my house. Will have to figure out a way to listen to the CD without having to urchase a player.

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Pleasant Background Music December 31, 2017
Reviewer: Kenneth Shamordola from Nipomo, CA United States  
Just what we like to listen to with morning coffee and the newspaper.  We might even get to the recipes.

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The Perfect Tea Party October 12, 2015
Reviewer: Judith W. from Petaluma, CA United States  
The perfect tea party begins and ends with Menus and Music 'Afternoon tea Serenade.' The recipes are easy and the food is scrumptious. The chamber music adds to the quiet mood of the atmosphere too. I highly recommend this book for the person who enjoys chamber music while sipping tea and consuming delicious small bites.

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Afternoon Tea Serenade plus so much good extra inf May 1, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Winnsboro, LA United States  
Can't wait to try the recipes I have seen in this book.   They look delicious and some are so unique to the region where the Tea Room is located that those spots are definitely getting added to my bucket list.  I am already listening to the CD in my car as I drive.  The sound of the harp is wonderful and I like all the selections and work of the members of the ensemble.

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