Description - High Tea at the Victorian Room by Jill Jones-Evans
High Tea is quite simply a ritual of pleasure and elementary decadence. Delicious and fun, High Tea is an afternoon treat that satisfies the most basic desires of the palate whilst providing the perfect excuse for a gathering of friends or family. Today the term 'High Tea' most commonly refers to the aforementioned practice of Afternoon Tea; gatherings where tea is served from mid-afternoon to early evening along with a selection of sweet and savoury finger foods. Fortunately for most, the luxuries that were once exclusively reserved for the upper echelons of society are now available to be enjoyed by one and all. Join us for High Tea at the Victoria Room.
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Author Biography - Jill Jones-Evans
Jill Jones-Evans is the owner and proprietor of The Victoria Room in Sydney's Darlinghurst. An ultra-smooth dining establishment, richly decorated in British Raj style, this exotic dining room and ward-winning cocktail bar is visited by the young, trendy, fun and young at heart. High Tea at The Victoria Room became increasingly popular and the concept of 'High Tea' has since become 'the' new style of dining and a widely popular way to celebrate events Australia-wide. From it-girl gatherings and generational get-togethers to hen's days and birthdays, ladies of all ages (and many a fine gentleman, too) have enjoyed the company of dear friends over this wonderful revival of British tradition. Joe Gambacorta is Head Chef of The Victoria Room. His eclectic menus bring together traditional food with a touch of elegance in dishes that complement the decor and style of The Victoria Room. Joe had his beginnings as a young boy in mama's kitchen where he assisted with the preparation of the weekly Sunday lunch. This passion developed over the years and before long he was training at MG Garage under one of Australia's most lauded chefs, Yanni Kyritsis. Joe later held his first head chef position at Jones the Grocer before committing himself to establishing the restaurant in The Victoria Room. Inspired by his Sicilian heritage, the Mediterranean influences from his apprenticeship years, and travels in the Middle East, Joe's dishes are a fusion of spices and delicacies that are partial to many cuisines but are not limited to any one in particular. His menus offer a graceful balance of simple flavours that change with the seasons to allow for a produce-driven carte dujour.