Moonraker Morsels

A Barcelona food blog

Afternoon tea party by Albion

Promoting myself is not a talent that comes naturally to me but it seems a good time to push my boundaries a little and ‘out myself’ with a little feature about some of my own work.

British food is much maligned yet as a nation we have a strong culture of adopting foreign flavours as our own, are very broad minded when it comes to trying new tastes and have a seemingly endless range of cakes and pastries which you see so little of in Barcelona. I thought it was about time that the best of British was available to the residents and visitors of this city.

Afternoon tea is one such example of a long standing food tradition that shows off that range of sweets and savouries and what better way to introduce it to Barcelona than with a private afternoon tea party?Albion afternoon tea, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

Before delving into the goodies laid out enjoy a refreshing glass of Pimm’s or cold home made lemonade in the peaceful outdoor space.

Outside space afternoon tea, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill
Outside space afternoon tea, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

Once you’re seated I’ll give a short introduction on what ‘s laid out in front of you (in Catalan and Spanish too of course if needed) and then there’s nothing left for you to do but sit back and enjoy a couple of hours indulging, possibly trying pastries you’ve not encountered before (or have desperately missed from home if you’re British) and washing it down with as much tea as you can put away, helped along with a few glasses of cava.

Introducing afternoon tea, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

 

Afternoon tea tray, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

If you’ve still got some space I’ll even bring round the leftovers and will keep topping up those teapots with traditional black or earl grey tea, which you can enjoy with fresh (not UHT) milk and sugar cubes.

Serving afternoon tea, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

It’d be a shame not to enjoy the good times with my guests so I’m very happy to sit and have a chat when glasses and teacups are full.

Enjoying afternoon tea, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

All the items served are traditional British recipes, hand made and we even have real clotted cream! A very scarce resource in Barcelona.

Scones with clotted cream, Albion, Barcelona food blog, Claire Gledhill

Albion afternoon tea will probably stretch your stomach, if you can’t finish it all then I have paper bags at the ready for my guests to take their treats home, if not then any untouched items will be donated to Esperança, a Barcelona group making walks 3 times per week around Barcelona to give food and clothing to some of the city’s homeless. I firmly believe no food should ever make it into the dustbin when people are going hungry in the city.

The parties are currently held monthly (dates below) in a secret barri gotic location. For more information contact me:

Through this blog 

Albion food and events facebook page

albionfoodandevents@gmail.com

 

Saturday 21st June

Saturday 19th July  12th July

Saturday 13th Sept

Saturday 11th Oct

Saturday 8th Nov

Saturday 13th Dec

 

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2 comments on “Afternoon tea party by Albion

  1. lifeofatravelingnavywife
    February 16, 2016

    Hello, do you still hold these teas? If so, I will be in Barcelona later this week and through next week…would love to find a tea while I’m there (I know it’s not “traditional” there, but alas, I must have my tea).

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