Afternoon Tea & Cheese Soirée
61 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY, US
Love wine and cheese? Try something different this spring and summer with a fresh, modern twist on afternoon tea. Join the Cheese Grotto and tea specialist Rachel Safko for a garden-inspired tasting of premium tea, artisanal cheeses and other culinary surprises to celebrate the warmer months and all the new blooms out there. Learn how to pair summery white and green teas, oolongs and lighter black teas with a selection of spring-y cheeses, fruits and sweets—from tea cakes to goat cheese topped with flower petals. Come relax with us and find out how to make your next party (or quiet evening with friends) an easy, elegant smash that rivals the experience of a boutique hotel.Jessica Sennett is the president of Cheese Grotto, an innovative new cheese storage system. She has worked at many acclaimed cheese shops including Cowgirl Creamery, Formaggio Kitchen and Bedford Cheese Shop, in addition to apprenticing in France and Washington. She makes her own cheese and is also well-versed in tasting, educating, and cooking with cheese. She now teaches at the Natural Gourmet Institute and curates a series of House-Made Cheese Suppers in NYC.Rachel Safko is a tea specialist and journalist who writes about everything from French couture to ancient Chinese Yixing teapots. Some of her most recent articles include a cover story for the Edible Manhattan drinks issue about fika: the Swedish art of the coffee break as well as a primer on tea and food pairing in Fresh Cup Magazine. She is a certified tea specialist with the World Tea Academy (soon-to-be certified sommelier) and hosts tea soirées in New York.