Public television host and part-time Breckenridge, Colorado, resident chef Christy Rost will present A Royal Afternoon Tea on April 20 in her historic Victorian home Swan’s Nest. The event is being held as a fundraiser for the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the champion for preserving the beloved Colorado town that includes influences of England that go back to some of the town’s founders, business leaders and pioneers.

The tea will come just over a week before the royal wedding of England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Author of The Family Table: Where Great Food, Friends, and Family Gather Together and Where’s My Spatula? Fast, Healthy Meals When Your Kitchen or Your Life Is A Mess, Rost hosts the national television special A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, viewed by millions across the United States on PBS and Create TV each November.

Connecting with viewers in every part of America with her warm and clear approach to cooking and family celebrations, Chef Rost’s public television program is centered around her and her husband Randy’s extensive restoration of their 1898 mountain home, Swan’s Nest, in Breckenridge.

Chef Rost’s three-course Royal Afternoon Tea menu for the April 20 event is:

  • First course: A selection of savory tea sandwiches
  • Second course: Heart-shaped cream scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam
  • Third course: A selection of decorative tea cakes and delicate tea cookies

A Royal Afternoon Teabegins at 3 p.m. on April 20. Cost is $35

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