Fancy a cuppa?

Fancy a cuppa?

The Morrin Centre explores a British love affair

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James

Cup_of_teaQuebec City, June, 2014 – The Morrin Centre recently launched its new summer activity. At a press conference in the Library, President Sovita Chander observed that the Centre’s Victorian decor is the ideal setting to experience afternoon tea, an English tradition that grew in popularity in the 19th century and is making a comeback as one of the number one food trends in 2014, according to NPR’s Bonny Wolf. She added that the Centre is “looking to build its programming around the history of the building and the multiple functions that is has had over the centuries.”

From June 7 to September 1, the Morrin Centre will carry local and out-of-town visitors back to when Britain’s love affair with tea first swept through all the social classes of the nation and beyond. There will be two sittings each Saturday and Sunday at 4 and 5 p.m.

An enchanting decor

MorrinCentre_Logo_RedParticipants will be able to sample traditional teas and pastries in keeping with Victorian customs and etiquette in this historic library which boasts a collection of over 20,000 books, a spiral staircase reminiscent of the library in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and artifacts dating back to a time when teatime came into fashion. “We are very proud to be launching this new activity. Afternoon tea at the Morrin will be the opportunity to celebrate special occasions or simply discover the English heritage that is part of the unique history of our fortified city,” commented Executive Director, Barry McCullough.

It is highly recommended to reserve online (www.morrin.org) or by phone (418-694-9147).

Morrin Centre • 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Quebec City, QC G1R 4H3

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