DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Just east of downtown Dallas, on Ross Avenue, sits the oldest Historic home in Dallas — The Alexander Mansion.  It’s been home to the Dallas Woman’s Forum since 1931 and this Christmas they are opening their doors to you.

The Alexander Mansion is decorated to a tee; well actually it’s decorated for a tea, the 4th annual European Holiday Tea.  Suzanne Palmlund spearheaded the tea four years ago.  “We call it the European Tea Room because we want to have flavors from Europe and all over the country,” she explained. “So this year we have Scottish Blend and we have one that tastes like French Macaroons.”

All of their teas are specially designed for the event and that’s only the beginning. “We strive for excellence,” Suzanne detailed. “We only serve on fine chine and our wait staff, as you’ve seen, is all men and superb.”

A four-course meal adds to the excellence of the experience.  Virginia Cook, president of The Woman’s Forum gave a tour of the kitchen and the food about to be served. “It looks like an artist’s plate,” she said.

Then menu includes a turkey arugula cranberry sandwich, salmon napoleons, traditional deviled eggs, and three additional courses.

It’s the perfect holiday tradition.  Angie Cooper was looking for something unique for her mother and grandmother. “Our family is all women, I have three sisters and we do tea a lot as a family so we decided that we could come to the Dallas Woman’s Forum and try tea.”

The three-generation trio decided to make the event an annual tradition.

The European Holiday Tea Room opened December 12 and will end on December 21.  This is one Holiday tradition you won’t want to miss.

Proceeds from the tea benefit Birdie Alexander Elementary School, Landauer Child Care and The Alexander Mansion.

Click here to learn more about the European Holiday Tea Room.

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