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GARDEN PARTY | English tea ceremony with Ricardo

Date: August 17, 2022
Place: villa Estevan Lodge
Price: 200$

GARDEN PARTY | English tea ceremony with Ricardo

Come and attend the English tea ceremony as a celebration of Queen Elizabeth II's jubilee with Ricardo Larrivée, Annie Vanasse (director of the Conservatoire de musique de Rimouski) and Alexander Reford (director of the Jardins de Métis). The three-course tea will be accompanied by nine musicians.Tickets are $200, with a donation receipt of 150$. All profit will go to the Elsie Legacy project. To reserve, call 418-775-2221 ext. 221. 

The event is sponsored by Les Aliments Dainty Foods, the rice company.

The menu, by chef Frédérick Boucher

  • 1st course: crustless sandwiches
    • Land - Reford beef, horseradish, mayonnaise
    • Sea - Smoked Arctic char
    • Vegetable - Cucumber, cream cheese, chives
  • 2nd course: plain scone, Devonshire cream, strawberry jam, fresh strawberries
  • 3rd course: homemade pastries
    • Macaroons with Elsie's emblem, from Les Pâtisseries et Gourmandises d'Olivier
    • Madeleine with sunflower and hazelnut butter
    • Mini eclair, geranium curd

The Elsie Legacy Project

Born in 1872, Elsie Reford dedicated her energy to improving Montreal and the life of Montreal women. She was the co-founder of the Women’s Canadian Club of Montreal. Through her inspired leadership of the Montreal Maternity Hospital, the Montreal Council of Social Agencies and the Victorian Order of Nurses, she demonstrated her commitment to women’s health. She led the fight for access to medical services for the underprivileged. Her example of philanthropy in action is today inspiring a new generation of women.

In 2022, Les Amis des Jardins de Métis is celebrating her 150th anniversary with a series of events and special projects. Our 150 celebrations feature women in various fields of endeavour. To perpetuate her memory after 2022, Les Amis des Jardins de Métis is establishing the Elsie 150 legacy through an internship program that will contribute to incubating the next generation of women leaders in various fields.



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