Last weekend at @tomatotart‘s Intense Dark Party, I tasted a sweet, creamy Coffee Confiture from Tell Tale Preserve Company and it reminded me of what a talented guy that William Werner is! Though this venture ended due to differences with investors, it’s no doubt that what will emerge at Outfit Generic (as indicated on TTPCo’s Facebook) will be better than ever.
After I carefully spread the Coffee Confiture on a slice of soft bread and bit into this perfect blend, I was taken aback to the Kettle Whistle afternoon tea party I attended at Burritt Room back in June.
I never knew that art could be embodied in pastries, sandwiches and desserts, and served with Naivetea‘s imported Taiwanese oolong teas — well, let’s just say this was a perfect pairing.
At 3:30 we were all let into the private room in Burritt Room and seated with our respected party. Vases with a few single lavender sprigs adorned the table and eventually course followed course (three in total), until the afternoon tea came to an end. Other nice touches included an amuse-bouche of cucumber, mint and marcona almond and a coconut-lemon-basil sorbet to complete the experience. Everything was beautifully plated and so creative.
As a parting gift, we were each given a woven satchel to take home filled with Wen Shan Bao Zhong tea and “Damn Good” granola. Perfect for the day after!
Sadly the final Kettle Whistle afternoon tea with Tell Tale Preserve Co. and Naivetea was back in August, but I have no doubt that Werner will be back soon with an even more fun, whimsical concept in no time!
Here’s to knowing we’ll see those Rebel Within’s back at the market STAT!
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