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Tea House to Reopen March 31, Partners With Hamilton Tea Company

The new operator of the Wenham Tea House made several announcements on Wednesday, including the opening date and naming an executive chef.

will reopen next weekend under new ownership, with a recognized North Shore chef at the helm and a partnership with a local tea company.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by Chris Keohane, the operations manager for the Tea House under its new management, Henry’s Market.

Peter Capalbo, the chef at Tryst in Beverly, is in the process of selling the restaurant and started this week working for Henry’s at the Tea House.

“He’s going to join the Henry’s team and be the executive chef at the Wenham Tea House,” Keohane said.

Capalbo started Tryst on Cabot Street in Beverly and has worked from New York to Florida.

“He has an unbelievable following,” Keohane said, adding he is an expert in pairing food with wine.

And in Hamilton will provide all of the loose leaf tea at the Tea House. Keohane said the Tea House reached an agreement  

The when former owner Emma Roberts did not renew the lease. That is when the Tea House’s owners, the Wenham Village Improvement Society, began a search for a new owner. After for the Tea House, Henry’s of the Tea House.

An opening date has also been set – Saturday, March 31. Keohane said the Tea House is taking reservations now at 978-468-1398, the longtime Tea House phone number.

Brunch will be served on weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., including Easter, when the Easter Bunny will be there from 9-11 a.m.

Tuesday through Friday breakfast will be served 8-11 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and white glove tea service from 2:30-4:15 p.m.

Since taking over, Henry’s has completely redone the dining room, including the curtains and carpets and rehabilitated the kitchen, including more than $30,000 worth of new kitchen equipment, Keohane said.

Carole Finn-Weidman will also that features characters such as Cinderella and Snow White.

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