Friday, October 30, 2015

A Haunted High Tea at the Whitney

As mentioned in yesterday's post, I had 2:00 p.m. reservations to attend a Haunted High Tea at the Whitney restaurant in Detroit. Twenty-five of us assembled in what was the formal dining room when David Whitney, Jr. and his family occupied the mansion.

~ Carriage House and valet parking area in back. ~

~ Dining Room ~

~ Below, the library is set up for tonight's dinner reservations. ~

Before the tea began I took a few photos of some of the attendees.


Is it Shrek, Elphaba [Wicked Musical] or the Frog pictured on Judy's top?  Whichever, if there would have been a first place prize, Judy would have won it.

~ Several attendees donned witch's hats. ~


~ Linda with her pumpkin purse. ~


The tea began with two small scones - raspberry/white chocolate, and blueberry. They were served with strawberry preserves and chantilly cream.  An unflavored black tea was served throughout the meal.

The second course was tomato basil soup and salad.  

~ Four savories ~ 
L-R:  Eggplant Crostini, Honey Smoked Turkey on Toast Point, Three Cheese Lobster Quesadilla, and Miniature Beef Wellington.

Following the savory course we went up to the second floor for a paranormal [ghost hunters] presentation by the Haunt Investigators of Michigan.  The Whitney has long been said to be haunted - whether by Whitney family members, or hospice patients who occupied the mansion for a time.

A member of the group showed us a brief video clip of movement in the Whitney captured by night vision.

After the presentation we returned to the first floor for the last part of the tea - dessert.

The Whitney gave each attendee a bottle of Witches Brew from Leelanau Cellars in Northern Michigan. Witches Brew is red wine with spices added.  I passed my bottle on to another attendee. 

It was a fun way to spend an All Hallows Eve afternoon.  I did wear my spider fascinator, but no pictures.


  1. What a wonderful event! The food looks absolutely divine and everyone looks so wickedly glamorous. What a fun event.

  2. That looks like great fun! But where is the picture of you in your spider fascinator? I enjoyed the pictures of the other attendees.

  3. Now that looks like such a fun time! So glad you were able to do this.

  4. Thank you for sharing the spooktacular tea at the Whitney and the food looks out of this world. Loved your fascinator idea


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