It’s coming back into fashion (not that it ever really went out). Nana’s fine china and some really delightful cakes and cucumber sandwiches – that’s right it’s time for afternoon tea. After all, food festivals aren’t just about dinner…

Arvo Tea: Heide I, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen.
March 21 from 3pm–5pm.
$60. Bookings (03) 9850 1500.
Paying homage to Sunday Reed and her original tradition of Arvo Tea at Heide, Cafe Vue at Heide will put on a ‘high tea’ spread in the Heide I home and gardens, along with a private viewing of the exhibition Sunday’s Kitchen: Food and Living at Heide.

Gontran Cherrier's Parisian Afternoon Tea: Aria Bar at The Langham, 1 Southgate Ave, Southgate.
March 12, 15–19, 22–23 from 10.30am–4.30pm.
$49/$65. Bookings 1800 641 107.
Ladies, get ready to swoon! French celebrity pastry chef Gontran Cherrier is creating delicious Parisian afternoon teas at The Langham. Get ready for madeleines, scones and one very sexy accent. Note: Gontran will make appearances from 3pm–3.30pm on March 17, 18 & 19.

The Art of High Tea: Traditional High Tea, NGV, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
March 12 from 3pm-5pm.
$45.00. Bookings (03) 8662 1555.
Learn how to truly appreciate the pleasures of high tea with handmade sweets and savouries and a bit of history and insight into this elegant tradition.