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Partner Event: Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee


Fairmont Hotel- Pavillion Room
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
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June 12, 2022
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

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In true British style, this event will have lots of pomp and ceremony so Ladies, break out your fancy frocks, hats and fascinators, and Gents, your tops and tails. Bonnie Prince Highland Dress (or best suit!), to help us to celebrate in style!

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Formal British afternoon tea attire requested:  Hats, matching shoes/purses!, blazers, formal afternoon Highland dress etc.

Menu: Fairmont to confirm an assortment of everything below is included
Chive & Cheddar, Fairmont Raisin, Lemon Blueberry Scone
Assorted Preserves, Devonshire Cream & Honey

Assorted Pastries
Executive Pastry Chef’s Selection of Petite French Pastries
& Petite Fours

Tea Sandwiches
Local Chevre, Walnut Bread, Quince Paste & Cucumber
Charred Peppers & Grilled Artichoke
Smoked Turkey, Apple, Fiscallini Aged Cheddar
Tuna Salad, Green Bean, Frisée & Olive

Order of Events:

12.30pm Champagne Reception, sponsored by Penfolds

1.00 pm The Macintosh Pipe Band, Welcome Address by British Deputy Consul General, Tammy Sandhu, Royal Toast & National Anthem

1.30 pm Afternoon Tea, served with a perfectly selected assortment of Penfold’s delicious wines. See menu below.

2.00 pm Presentation of highlights of the Queen’s reign

2.30 pm Live Auction and Raffle Prize Drawing*

3.00 pm Best-Dressed Competition**

3.15 pm Entertainment

4.00 pm Carriages


*Proceeds of the Live Auction and Raffle will support the Saint Andrew’s Society Foundation, dedicated to enhancing the musicianship of Scottish Pipers in the Bay Area.
** Prize awarded to guest who has gone above and beyond to “dress to impress” in true Royal fashion.

This event is full.