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High Tea with Bette Davis, February 18th @ 1 PM

High Tea with Bette Davis, February 18th @ 1 PM
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    Post #1 - January 9th, 2018, 8:20 am
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    Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Presents


    High Tea with Bette Davis, Legendary Movie Star


    A historical portrayal by Leslie Goddard

    Doors open at 12:00 pm, Tea service commences at 1:00 pm

    Highland Park Community House
    1991 Sheridan Road
    Highland Park, Illinois

    Sunday, February 18, 2018
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Doors open at 12:00 pm

    Cost: $60 prepay or $65 day of event

    Reservations required: 312/380-1665 or
    Mail payment to:
    Greater Midwest Foodways, 544 Michigan Avenue, Highland Park, IL 60035

    Purchase tickets by credit card via EventBriteor 800-838-3006.

    Turning back the time machine: it is 1959 and Bette Davis is joining us to share stories of her life during the Golden Age of American movies.

    Few actresses in Hollywood rivaled her for longevity and appeal. In such classic films as Jezebel, Dark Victory, Now, Voyager, The Letter, and All About Eve, Bette Davis created a new kind of film heroine: strong, outspoken, glamorous, and even wicked. And her personal life was just as tempestuous as her life onscreen.

    Leslie Goddard M.A., Ph.D., is an award winning actress and scholar who has been presenting history lectures and portraying famous women in history for more than 10 years. Goddard holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, specializing in U.S. cultural history, American studies, and women's history as well as a master's degree in theater and in museum studies. A former museum director, she is the author of two books: Remembering Marshall Fields and Chicago’s Sweet Candy History. She currently works full time as a historical interpreter, author and public speaker.

    Our tables seat 10 guests. We will do our very best to arrange you are seated with your friends. Please advise by phone or e-mail if you have friends paying separately who will sit with you.

    An early bird boutique will feature jewelry, hats, purses and accessories.

    A live auction will be conducted to benefit Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance's State Fair Family Heirloom project.

    Fee: $60. prepay and $65 day of event (if any seats remain)

    Seating is limited. Tickets are non-refundable though they are transferrable, so if you buy a ticket and your plans change, you can sell your ticket. If you do sell your ticket, please let us know who you sold it to.

    Your payment will confirm your reservation.

    Seating or Questions? (312) 380-1665 or

    Wish to gift someone a seat at this tea?
    We can mail you a gift card to present to your honored guest.

    High Tea Menu

    First Course

    Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
    Beef Tenderloin Triangles
    Roast Turkey Triangles
    Cucumber & Watercress Leaves
    Egg Salad Rounds
    Chicken Salad
    Open-Faced Asparagus Rounds
    Open-Faced French Brie and Cranberry Chutney

    Second Course
    Homemade Raisin Scones with fresh lemon curd,
    Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

    Third Course
    Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie with fresh cream

    Fourth Course
    An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries

    Tea poured all afternoon.

    Catered by High Tea with Gerri.

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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