Reservations are required for all special events as they have limited seating. Payment is due upon making the reservation for all special events. Submission of information and requests for reservations does not constitute confirmation. Please note that we attempt to keep the postings on this site as up to date as possible and will post any changes or additional information as we have them. Any events without required reservations are noted.
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PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SPECIAL EVENTS.
Please have credit card & email address ready when calling to make your reservation.
All special events charges are non-refundable within 72 hours of the event.
Afternoon Tea Special Events
Join us for a relaxing traditional afternoon tea! Reservations are required for all afternoon teas. Private teas with fully custom menus can be accommodated with a minimum of 15 guests.
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Warm up by the fireplace with comfort foods and hot teas in the elegance of our Manor House circa 1810.
38.50 inclusive of tax and service
Chocolate Coffee Scone with Strawberry Jam, Nutella and Clotted Cream
Soup and Salad Course~
Potato Bacon Cheese Soup in demitasse served with a petite Waldorf salad
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche, French Toast Stick with Maple Syrup, Mini Biscuit with Bacon Onion Jam, Cheesy Grits with Shrimp
Banana Walnut Muffin, Donut Hole with Powdered Sugar, Cinnamon Roll with Icing, Mixed Berry Sorbet Cup with Fresh Fruit
I Paris Tea!
Saturday, February 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$38.50 inclusive of tax and serviceBuy Tickets Here!
Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Four Tea Courses
Sunday, April 15, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
$42.50 Inclusive of Tax & Service
Get out your pearls and join us in our Garden House for a Formal English Tea sprinkled with Garden Poetry readings between courses!
Candied Fruit & Walnut Scone with clotted cream & orange marmalade
Welsh Rare Bit Salad with sourdough croutons, goat cheese & fried leeks over greens
with a shallot herb vinaigrette
Egg Salad Sandwich with Watercress
Ham & Mustard on Buttered Bread
“Bangers & Mash” Quiche with sausage, potatoes & white cheddar
Private Afternoon Teas
Tea menus are great for afternoon events such as bridal showers & baby showers. With a private tea, you can customize the menu & choose a date/time that works best for you.
15 guest minimum. For groups of fewer than 15 guests additional charges may apply.
Prices are plus sales tax & service fee.
STANDARD TEA MENU – $32/guest++
Includes three courses and tea. Scone with clotted cream and jam, quiche with two tea savories followed by tea bread with two tea sweets.
DELUXE TEA MENU – $36/guest++
Includes four courses and tea. Scone with clotted cream and jam, choice of soup and a salad (pre-selected served to all guests), quiche with three savories (one deluxe savory item), tea bread with two sweets and sorbet.
SUGGESTED MENU OPTIONS (other options are available upon request)
white chocolate lemon/ blueberry / candied almond / candied pecan / candied walnut / chocolate chip / apple cinnamon / cranberry orange
Hot Soups (Deluxe Menu)
cream of Baltimore/potato leek / broccoli with smoked gouda / broccoli with cheddar / tomato basil / cream of asparagus / butternut squash/ seafood gumbo/ clam chowder/ chicken & corn chowder/ seafood bisque
Chilled Soups (Deluxe Menu)
vichyssoise (chilled potato) / gazpacho / cream of watercress / watermelon/ carrot ginger
Salads (Deluxe Menu)
Caesar with house-made dressing, tomatoes, croutons, Parmesan cheese
dried cranberries, mixed greens, toasted pecans, goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, candied almonds, citrus vinaigrette
Waldorf with walnuts, raisins, apples, tarragon dressing
mesclun greens, carrot curls, baby tomatoes, cucumbers, scallions, honey raspberry vinaigrette
roasted red pepper and artichoke / roasted tomato and leek / mushroom and swiss / broccoli and cheddar / bacon and onion / bacon and blue cheese / roasted pepper and asparagus/ lorraine (ham & cheddar)/ lobster & gruyere/ tomato
watercress spread tea sandwich / roasted red pepper spread tea sandwich / Mediterranean skewer of mozzarella, tomato, artichoke, olive / roasted vegetables in a puff pastry cup / tartelette with spinach, tomato, feta / honey and rosemary chicken brochette / chicken salad in a tartelette shell / curried chicken salad in a tartelette shell / chicken salad tea sandwich / grilled chicken sandwich with tapenade, lettuce, tomato / turkey tea sandwich with red onion marmalade / turkey and swiss tea sandwich / turkey tea sandwich with cranberry mayo and lettuce / ham and swiss tea sandwich / pulled pork bbq tea sandwich / ham and pimento spread tea sandwich
Tea Savories (Deluxe)
shrimp skewer with tomato / shrimp toast / smoked salmon spread tea sandwich with cucumber / shrimp salad in a tartelette shell / shrimp salad tea sandwich / crab and cheese dip in a tartelette shell / blt tea sandwich / bacon wrapped water chestnuts with bbq sauce / roast beef tea sandwich with lettuce, tomato, horseradish mayo / filet on a crouton with horseradish cream / filet tip skewer with bordelaise / cranberry spiced meatballs
chocolate chip snickerdoodle/ babka (chocolate swirl) / banana walnut / blueberry muffin / pullman bread / cranberry orange muffin / lemon poppy seed bread / sour cream coffee cake with brown sugar and pecans / seasonal crumb cake (please inquire for current seasonal suggestions) / gingerbread cake / pumpkin bread / apple cinnamon muffin / chocolate espresso muffin
chocolate bourbon cake / caramel pecan tartelette / seasonal miniature cheesecake (please inquire for current seasonal suggestions) / mousse served in a chocolate cup (strawberry mousse, raspberry mousse, lemon mousse, coconut mousse, etc) / chocolate dipped strawberry / key lime tartelette / lemon cream tartelette with blueberry / butter cookie with jam / shortbread / sugar cookie / carrot cake with cream cheese icing/chocolate truffle/flavored macaron
Sorbets or Icecream (Deluxe)
strawberry / mango / raspberry / blackberry / lemon / apricot / blood orange / vanilla bean/ lime / peach / black currant
A gourmet is someone who likes fancy food, a gourmand is someone who loves all food! We choose a specific region of the world and create a menu featuring the best foods from the region for our gourmand special events…paired with wines, of course. The first two flights are served as heavy hors d’oeuvres and the third flight is a buffet-style station so come hungry. Explore different regions of the world without ever needing your passport!
Forget your passport?
We’ve got you covered…
Friday March 16th, 2018
6:30 – 9:30
$125 per person, inclusive of tax & service
History, Geography, Culture, Food and Wine converge in our bi-monthly Gourmand Dinner served in “flights” and paired with wine.
Tuesday, February 6th
6:30 PM – 9PM
Period dinner & lecture with local historian & author Ross Kimmel.
History Dinner: The Prisoner Camp at Point Lookout
Ross Kimmel, former Historian for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources will share his knowledge and experiences about the Prisoner Camp at Point Lookout.
Reception: Cheddar Cheese served with Water Crackers; Pickled Vegetables
Starter: Oyster Stew; Corn Bread Madeleines
Revele: House-cured Pork Two Ways (roasted pork belly and pork hash), Mashed Potatoes and Turnip Greens
Dessert: Pound Cake with a Dried Fruit Compote
Sunday, February 11, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
$50 per person
Champagne…the drink of Romance
Featuring tastes of La Marco Prosecco, Poema Cava Brut,
Pierre Sparr Crement d’Alsace Brut Reserve,
and Piper Heidsieck Brut Rose.
Mingled with the Chef’s pairing of Lite Hors d’Oeuvres including Caviared Deviled Eggs, Baked Oysters “Chablis,” Caramelized Pears with Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken Brochettes with a Blood Orange glaze, Golden Beet with Ricotta Salata, Rabbit Paté
And a relaxing Jazz duo.
Valentine’s Day Prelude
Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST
Readings from “Romeo and Juliet” between courses…
First Shared Flight
Marinated Seafood “Cocktail” of shrimp, scallops and colossal crab in martini glasses with lemon aioli
accompanied by Chateau de Marjolet Cotes du Rhone Blanc
Second Shared Flight
Cheese and Charcuterie Plate with House Made Rabbit Roulade and Veal Pate with assorted jams, croutons, cornichons and celery root remoulade
accompanied by Duckhorn “Decoy” Sonoma Pinot Noir
“Greens of the Moment”
Third Shared Flight
Smoked Duck with a Cumberland Sauce and blanched vegetable crudite with aioli and pumpkin bread
accompanied by Gerard Bertrand Reserve Cabernet
Fourth Shared Course
House Made Miniature Dessert Selection including chocolate truffles
accompanied by Nicolas Feuillatte Demi-sec Rosé Champagne
Soups & Stews Class
Tuesday, January 30th
$95 / all-inclusive per person
6:30 – 9:30 pm
Join us for our fabulous Soups & Stews Class!
Create delicious recipes and techniques from our Executive Chef and Owner, Dan Wecker, that are sure to warm any heart, soul and belly!
Coq Au Vin
Split Pea St. Germain
Butternut Squash Soup
All cooking classes onsite are taught by one of our head chefs – Owner/Executive Chef Daniel Wecker, Executive Chef de Cuisine Patrick Rodeheaver & Executive Pastry Chef Genelle Balan. Get involved and get your hands dirty or sit back and watch the pros while enjoying a bottle of wine – your involvement is up to you.
Classes are held with Chef Wecker at Secolari in The Mall in Columbia
10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia MD, 21044
Call to Reserve Your Spot: 443-367-0010
**PLEASE NOTE** – Pre-payment is required for all special events & cooking classes due to the limited space available. The maximum guest count per class is 9, so we may provide individualized attention to each participant.
The payment is non-refundable unless the cancellation is made more than five days before the class.