High Tea, 2019


Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance


Afternoon Tea in the Presence of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard


Highland Park Community House

1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, Illinois 60035


Sunday, February 24, 2019

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 EventBrite.com (credit card)


Explore the life of the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom. Observe her childhood as Princess Elizabeth, the abdication of her Uncle Edward, accession of her father as King George VI, WWII volunteer services, marriage to Philip Mountbatten, and accession to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II.

Get to know the woman wearing the crown. How she successfully manages the demanding obligations of Queen, wife and mother with her savvy intelligence, sense of humor and dedication to country.


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.


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.