Cuisine type: English Afternoon Tea. I would love to bring back the typical English afternoon tea. Guests can expect Scones, various types of cakes, finger sandwiches, savories, sweet pastries and a nice hot pot of tea.
It is believed that credit for the custom goes to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the early 19th century. The usual habit of serving dinner between 8 and 9 pm left the Duchess hungry and with a 'sinking feeling' by late afternoon. To stave off the hunger, she would order tea, bread and butter and cakes to be served in her room. Later on she would invite friends to join her at her home and the light tea was such a success the habit caught on.