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Entre Nous Catering Service...
Party Services
Tea Parties and Team Building Wine & Cooking Classes

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"Entre Nous"
Catering Services
During the holidays we all want to add a little more pleasure, a little more freedom and a little more self-confidence in our entertaining.  You too can  exude the joie de vivre of the French. 
 
We provide full service and drop off catering.  We will prepare, serve and clean up for your most intimate dinner to large corporate functions, everything from hors d'oeuvres to a six course gourmet meal.  Our food is excellent, professionally prepared and tailored to your needs.  Call for additional information at (425) 844-4102 

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Please consider L'Auberge Edge of Seattle Inn as  the venue location for your up coming Tea Party, Coffee Service ($30.00pp) Wedding  
Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday Party, Ladies Club get together or Team Building experience taking a hands-on French Regional Cooking Class or taking a varietal Wine Seminar.
 
We offer Team Building "Corporate" Cooking Classes for 3-4 hours.
Team Building Cooking Classes are designed to enhance group communication, encourage teamwork, increase trust and nurture the development of friendships outside of the working environment.
Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson urged people to invest in people.  As he put it, "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."  So help others.  Be a team player.  Arrest someone's attention with your generosity, because it almost always leads to a win-win.

That's why the Chinese are known for a particular proverb.  They say, "If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people."
    
And as you well know, we need team players in today's business environment.  According to "Talent Management" in their January 2010 issue, the percentage of employees willing to go the extra mile for the company has fallen 12 to 24% over the past 18 months.  Engagement has become an even bigger issue than it was in the past.  Their conclusion?  We desperately need employees who are committed, engaged team players if we're going to make it through these tough economic times.

Call ahead for reservation!  (425) 260-6213
 
We are an ideal venue location for holistic workshops and retreats...as we are located on a secluded five acres...where it is quiet,  peaceful and harmonious with nature.  We are close by urban communities and yet we give the impression of being a world away.

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English Tea Service

Thursday is the day...
 
2:30 is the time...
 
Ladies this is the perfect opportunity for you to raise your pinkie finger!
 
$35.00 per person, minimum of four required.
 
Tea Service is served upon request, so please reserve in advance.  (425) 844-4102

Dining Room Surrounded by French Doors
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French Doors open up to surround patio

As our guest you are invited to join us for our Thursday afternoon "European Tea Service".  Allow us to take you back to a more elegant time, a time when the pace was slower.....Expect the table setting to be exquisitely appointed with sterling silver setting, fine china and hand-embroidered linen and the pastries to be delicious.  Look forward to some yummy sweets such as Strawberry Shortcake, Raspberry Torte, Orange Chocolate Cake, Alsacianne Kugelhoph, Linzer Torte, Fruit Clafoutis or Fruit Kuchen.  All sweets made for this occasion on the premises.  Please book in advance. 
Whether you invite a friend or your favorite Ladies Club just let us know how many will be in your Tea Party. At Auberge French Country Inn charge for the Tea Service is $35.00 per person.

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                 History of High Tea from the archives of Epicurean

 

High Tea originated as a British working class tradition.  “High” refers to the way it was taken, sitting atop stools in a teashop or standing at counter or buffet table.  It was a cross between afternoon tea and supper, and for many it was the main meal of the day?  The afternoon tea idea began around the mid 1700’s as a way to ward off the inevitable hunger before dinner.  Today, it has become a more elegant affair.  This affair has become less a working class meal and more of an event.  In some cities, it is a “power” business event.  Having High Tea with a client is preferred to the more traditional “night out” and offers a much better atmosphere for discussing business

 

When to serve it?  The high time of the day, around 3 or 4 O’clock in the afternoon.

 

What to serve?  Tea sandwiches for starts, also puddings, cakes, crumpets and scones served with jellies and marmalades.

 

Why?  It’s the civilized thing to do.  The traditional afternoon tea offers a pleasant break in the day, a chance for conversation, relaxation and have of course a good cup of tea!

 

 



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