Mad Hatter's High Tea 2020
With a jelly station, a chocolate fountain and Cheshire Cat cookies.
Whether through Lewis Carroll's words, via Disney's original animated movie or thanks to the recent, colourful live-action flicks, Alice in Wonderland has long earned a place in audiences' hearts and minds. At The Stamford Plaza's next themed event, the classic tale will also secure a place in fans' stomachs. A decadent Mad Hatter's High Tea will do that.
Across two weeks of dates that no one will want to be late for, the CBD venue is putting on 18 wondrous sessions, taking place from 10.30am–12pm and 1.30–3pm between Monday, April 6–Thursday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 14–Friday, April 17 — plus morning sessions on Friday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. The appropriate decorations will transport attendees down the rabbit hole (aka into the hotel's River Room); however, given that the celebrated story is filled with snacks that scream 'eat me' and drinks adorned with 'drink me', the food and beverage spread is the main attraction.
Each 90-minute sitting includes a jelly station, popping candy, a chocolate fountain, and an edible garden (and yes, the latter is of the dessert, not salad, variety). Also on the menu: sweet and savoury bites that include 'un-birthday' cake, Cheshire Cat-themed cookies, jam tarts, carrot pots, mac 'n' cheese, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, and quiche. Drinks-wise, expect appropriately labelled beverages asking you to drink them — including bubbles — plus tea and coffee.
Dietary requirements can be accommodated by notifying the Stamford when booking, with attendance costing $59. Given the theme, and the fact that this is open to all ages, it's best to make like the white rabbit when it comes to securing your spot, as this will sell out.
If you need some more motivation to hop along, the trailer for the original animated Alice in Wonderland will help:
Top image: Stamford Plaza Brisbane.
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