$79 per guest (incl. fees)
2 guests
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Free cancellation up to 2 days before the experience
Meet Catherine
I joined Eatwith because my life revolves around food and socializing, that is, socializing over food. For me, meal time is one of the most critical moments of the day; it is when you touch base with family, make new friends, nurture old friendships, encourage work relationships, experiment with exotic ingredients, ruin dishes and laugh over a different bottle of wine each time. One of my earliest memories is of my father feeding me smoked salmon and marinated herring. Steak tartar was my reward for getting good grades. Then there's my mother, the ultimate matriarch, who nurtured and protected the family by cooking three meals a day. My favorite of these will always be sticky rice with sweet meats and manoushi - a pita-like bread covered in oil and za'atar, grilled, rolled and served in a crumple of wax paper. I began as my mother’s sous chef. I chopped, diced, peeled, scrubbed and even set the table (with help from my sisters, of course). Since those days, I have gone through several phases. My first phase was dessert - beginning with butter cookies, culminating in an affection for confections such as sea salted caramel and Cointreau banana chocolate truffles. Then my attention turned to Afternoon Tea. It is in this endeavor that I was selected to participate in a cookbook (Beirut Cooks) and to consult for a startup tea business called The Blue House (www.bluehousetea.com). Tea time, which consists of both sweet and savory, is where my current phase begins…. Today, I am focused on the savory courses. This is undoubtedly due to years of traveling and cultural immersion as well as understanding that survival, in the literal sense, requires more than sugar and sweets! When I cook, I strive to fuse the original four culinary pillars (Chinese, Indian, Ottoman and Italian) into an alluring, delightful meal. These four cuisines, along with their many modern offshoots, are usually served distinctly separately. I also strive to create simple, clean recipes, using no more than five to seven ingredients, unless absolutely necessary. It is in simplicity that the other details of a meal can be admired, such as texture and technique.

Tea and Tartines (Featuring "The Blue House" Tea)

Tea time
English and Irish
2 to 12
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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What to expect


Jul 21, 2017
We had the pleasure of sharing tea with Catherine and absolutely loved it. The tea was amazing, the food (especially the scones) delicious, and Catherine was both welcoming and engaging. We would be very happy to join her for a meal again in the very near future.
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Jun 28, 2017
As always, Catherine did a great job. Food was outstanding and she is a terrific hostess. Her apartment is very comfortable. Loved everything.
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Jun 26, 2017
Another wonderful meal with Catherine. This time we brought our friends along - they loved it!
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Jun 20, 2017
Everything was great.
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Meet Catherine
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