Afternoon Tea with Albion

By Kate Busby

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If you want supporters at a dinner party, start slagging off English food. Then pull the rug from under everyone’s feet by following up with two words: “afternoon tea.” No culinary snob could pooh-pooh what is the zenith of meriendas.

And yet, even though Barcelona could not be more anglicized, enjoy the bemused reaction of shop assistants when looking for a scone equivalent. Battenberg cakes, cucumber sandwiches and clotted cream had similarly drowned in obscurity before making the intercontinental leap, that is until the advent of Albion Food & Events.

Founder and expat (and Miniguide contributor) Claire Gledhill organizes monthly afternoon tea parties replete with Pimm’s, trifles, cake towers and porcelain teapots. Guests book in advance, pay a contribution of €22, of which €1 is donated to Arrels Fundació.

(RSVP required: [email protected] or tel. +34 633 11 50 27)

February 20, 2016 – February 20, 2016
Opening hours
Saturday
15:00 – 18:00