Starting Feb. 4, Sarasota-based catering firm Simply Gourmet will bring a traditional Royal English tea service to the Powel Crosley Estate. Tea will be served in the exclusive upstairs living area of the mansion overlooking Sarasota Bay. The menu includes such sweet and savory items as Cassis Marinated Strawberry Parfait, Vanilla Cream Fruit Tartlets, Currant Scones/Devonshire Cream, Double Chocolate Triangles, Turkey/Sundried Tomato Pinwheels and a Royal Tea Sandwich Medley. And remember, pinkies up, people.
2 p.m. Tuesday, February 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4, 11; Powel Crosley Estate, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $32; 225-9122; SimplyGourmetCaterers.com