The only stand with the coveted Bacon-Wrapped Date filled with Cinnamon Butter on the top tier.
Our Austen in Boston book club toasted the 200th anniversary of Pride & Prejudice with afternoon tea at Upstairs on the Square in Cambridge. This restaurant in Harvard Square serves afternoon tea that’s a bit modern and whimsical.
The restaurant front
Our menu, with the dishes renamed to commemorate Pride & Prejudice
Our dining room. The amounts of pink and purple can look shocking in photos, but looks prettier in person.
Zebras were a big theme in the decor
The view from upstairs
Another stand filled with savories and sweets for our large party
Close-up of savories and scones
- All tea was served in metal pots. They were labeled as “Gray,” “English,” and “Rose” to distinguish the pots of Earl Grey, English breakfast, and rose tea.
Eclairs filled with a pastry cream
Tarts with fresh fruit
Blue cheese crackers were divine
This tea stand was made of glass or plastic, and I wasn’t as big a fan of the look
Shades of Pemberley egg salad on profiterole; Mr. Darcy’s chicken salad on house-made brioche; Mr. Bingley’s four or five thousand a year smoked salmon with caper cream cheese on pumpernickel; and Caroline Bingley’s mini gruyere cheese quiche
Mary’s mini turtle; Charlotte’s classic eclair; Longbourn date nut bread; Mr. Bennet’s chocolate financier; Mr. Wickham’s tiny cupcake of the day; and Lydia’s lemon tartlets with seasonal fruit
The menu customized with Pride & Prejudice names