You've seen the movies: extravagant tea parties with beautiful china dishes and cups, surrounded by kettles of tea, sandwiches, scones, and cake. Legend has it that afternoon tea was started in the mid-1800s by the Duchess of Bedford. The term "High Tea" was coined as more of a working-class family meal than it was an elite social gathering.

You now have the opportunity to attend your own tea party thanks to a delicious spot in Clinton!

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The Compound at 11 Park Row in Clinton specializes in compound butters and grilled cheese. If you don't know, a compound butter is softened butter, whipped together with sweet or savory ingredients in infinite combination. They opened their doors back in November of 2020 and have been making an impact in central New York ever since.

"Part British afternoon tea party and part Alice in Wonderland, High Tea at The Compound is more than just a meal, it's an experience like no other," according to the business Facebook page. "Resplendent with finger sandwiches, charcuterie, and a selection of single-origin honeys are special finds from across the state of New York and the world, our High Tea will keep you in your comfort zone and broaden your horizons at the same time."

Your experience at High Tea will be completed with pastries, desserts, and waffles with The Compound's delectable butters. Who can say no to that?

This all-you-can-eat style event at The Compound will take place Tuesday through Sunday with reservations starting at 6 pm and it costs $25 per person. You can make reservations for up to ten on Opentable. 

You can find The Compound on FacebookInstagram, and online at

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