High Tea, 2020

Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance

Afternoon Tea in the Presence of
Princess Grace of Monaco

A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard

Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Sunday, March 1, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 pm
Doors Open at 12:00 pm
(If you arrive by train, come over when you arrive)

Cost: $60 in advance
or $65 at the door, if seats are available.

Reservations required: 312.380-1665 or greatermidwestfoodways at gmail.com

Mail payment to:

Greater Midwest Foodways, 544 Michigan Avenue, Highland Park, Illinois 60035
Or, used your credit card by phone 800-838-3006 or BrownPaperTickets (credit card)

Fewer lives have seemed more like a fairy tale than Grace Kelly’s. The talented young actress, beautiful and successful in her movie career, was swept off her feet by a real-life prince in a whirlwind romance. Her wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1956 fascinated the world. Behind her cool, gracious smile, was a dedicated wife, mother and philanthropist.

“The idea of my life as a fairy tale is itself a fairy tale.”   Grace Kelly

In this historical portrayal, award-winning actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays the woman who transformed from a Hollywood superstar to a real-life princess.

Leslie Goddard M.A., Ph.D., is an award winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than 10 years.

Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women’s history as well as a master’s degree in theater and in museum studies.  A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History.  She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker.

Our tables seat 10 guests.  We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends.  Information on seating is available after purchase.

An early bird boutique will feature jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.

A live auction will be conducted to benefit Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance’s State Fair Family Heirloom project. Perhaps you may want to reserve a copy of Family Heirloom Recipes from the Illinois State Fair.

High Tea Menu

First Course

Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Beef Tenderloin Triangles
Roast Turkey Triangles
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves
Egg Salad Rounds
Chicken Salad
Asparagus Rounds
Open-Faced French Brie & Cranberry Chutney

Image by Louisa Chu

Second Course

Homemade Raisin Scones  with fresh lemon curd
Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

Image by Louisa Chu

Third Course

Homemade Rhubarb & Cranberry Pie with fresh cream

Image by Louisa Chu

Fourth Course

An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries

Image by Louisa Chu

Tea poured all afternoon.

Catered by High Tea with Gerri.