April 2016, Monterey, CA. Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, located at 25 Soledad Drive in Monterey, will be hosting two very special events! The first event is the 90th Birthday Open House to celebrate the Queen of England’s big birthday on Thursday, April 21st 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2: 00 p.m. Prepaid reservations are $25.00 per person. $5.00 of the ticket amount will be donated to ITN Monterey County (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization – see details below).
Guests will enjoy complimentary Mimosas, Eddison & Melrose’s Royal Tea Blends made in honor of the Queen’s Great Grandchildren, George & Charlotte. The buffet menu will reflect the Queen’s favorite foods. Did you know she loves the farm to table approach in dining and enjoys seasonal fruits and vegetables? Along with a love for butter and cream, Chef Karen Anne is having fun compiling wonderful eats fit for our local Peninsula Royals who would like to come out and celebrate plus help support a wonderful cause!
The second special Birthday event will be held on Wednesday, May 4th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. celebrating the actual birthdate of Audrey Hepburn with a fun-filled Breakfast at Tiffany’s Open House Event. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite black dress & bling! Prepaid reservations are $25.00 per person. $5.00 of the ticket amount will be donated to the Old Monterey Foundation (a 501(c)3 non-profit – see details below). Complimentary Champagne will be served at the event along with High Tea fare and a showcase of new teas that will be carried at the Eddion & Melrose Tea Room.
For a prepaid reservation, mail a check to Eddision & Melrose, 25 Soledad, Monterey, CA 93940 or call (831)393-9479 or email [email protected]. For more information about Eddision & Melrose, go to www.emtearoom.com.
About ITN Monterey County
Beginning its service in 2012, ITN Monterey County is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides 24 hour/7 days-a-week transportation for seniors (age 60 and older) and visually-impaired adults (age 18 and older) to help them remain independent and active in their community. Supported by members and donors, ITN Monterey County is unique in that it provides arm-through-arm, door-through-door service.
ITN Monterey County currently serves 330 members and has delivered over 23,000 rides in 12 local communities within the greater Monterey and Salinas areas. Volunteers have been trained and background checked, and drive at their convenience in their own cars that are insured and inspected. They give rides that are typically less than 20 minutes. The volunteer drivers find it rewarding, meet interesting people while helping others, plus they earn credits for themselves or a loved one, or receive mileage reimbursement. Seniors may also trade in their automobile for ITN transportation credits. The service, which may be used for any purpose, is often used to get people to and from medical appointments, personal care appointments, recreational activities, and social occasions. The organization, which does not receive any public funding, needs more volunteer drivers and donors.
About Old Monterey Foundation
Old Monterey Foundation was formed in 2011 with the specific mission and purpose of promoting, supporting and enhancing the artistic, cultural and historic environment of historic Downtown Monterey, California. One of their major projects is the enhancement and development of the Lower Presidio Historic Park, described as "One of the Most Historic Sites on the West Coast" and "One of the Most Beautiful Views Places in Monterey" to be enjoyed by locals and visitors. Old Monterey Foundation, in cooperation with the City of Monterey and Department of the Army, has raised initial funds to begin Phase One of the project to enhance and restore this historic 25.3-acre site and is now seeking public donations to help complete Phase One of the $750,000 project through donations to its “Friends of the Lower Presidio” campaign. They are also raising funds to restore the historic Father Serra statue with additional security. Donations may be made at oldmontereyfoundation.org by following the instructions for donors.
The Lower Presidio Historic Park is one of the least-visited historic parks in the area due to some confusion about whether the public is allowed in the area. Situated in a "hidden in plain sight" location, the park features spectacular views of the Monterey Bay and Harbor and will become a jewel of the City of Monterey's park system. Old Monterey Foundation recently launched monthly "Lower Presidio Historic Park Walking Tours" on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00 a.m. - Noon with historian Tim Thomas. It is holding a "Lower Presidio Historic Park Photo Contest" throughout the month of April and has planned a fundraising "BBQ in the Park" on Saturday, July 16th. Details are on www.oldmontereyfoundation.org.
With the help of donations and grants, Phase One of the project will give the Lower Presidio Historic Park the look and feel of an historic public park, including improved way-finding and identification entry signs to assist the public in accessing the site and highlighting several of the important historic periods at the Presidio; development of pathways, benches and interpretive signs and monuments on the site; replacement of the old cyclone perimeter fence with a wood-appearing historically accurate fence, minimal branch/tree removal where necessary to assure views of the Monterey Harbor and restore it to the way it was seen historically; and development of an ADA approved path leading to the Sloat Monument, the highest point of the site.
About Eddison & Melrose
Karen Anne Murray of Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, Catering & Granola has provided catering, personal chef services and her award winning Karen Anne’s Granola to the Monterey Peninsula for over a decade. The Tea Room serves both Afternoon and High Tea (by advance reservation) and has become a favorite for locals and tea travelers who enjoy English born and raised Chef Karen Anne’s traditional scones and teatime fare. Karen Anne Murray of Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, Catering & Granola has provided catering, personal chef services and her award winning Karen Anne’s Granola to the Monterey Peninsula for over a decade. The Tea Room serves both Afternoon and High Tea (by advance reservation) and has become a favorite for locals and tea travelers who enjoy English born and raised Chef Karen Anne’s traditional scones and teatime fare.
Karen Anne’s Granola is currently sold at the Eddison & Melrose Tea Room, Whole Foods, Grove Market, Cornucopia, Nielsen Brothers, Brunos, Star Market and numerous California specialty grocery stores. There are currently five delicious flavors available with more on the way: Almond Pecan, Cranberry, Cranberry Harvest, Golden Walnut and Coconut Orange.