We left season three of Downton Abbey  with extremely heavy hearts, but the show must and will go on as the premiere of season four is this Sunday . Fans can expect to mourn alongside Mary in the season premiere, which is why we've created a menu of comforting British food and drink to make it all a bit more bearable. All the food is bite-size, so you can serve everything at the coffee table for your guests to nibble on at their leisure. The Dowager Countess of Grantham would so not approve.
Downton Abbey Wine
At $17 a bottle, we recommend the white Blanc Bordeaux Downton Abbey Wine  over the red Claret Bordeaux. That is, unless you are looking for an additional reason to weep during the season premiere.
Cucumber-Mint Tea Sandwiches
What could be more comforting than the classic combination of cucumber, cream cheese, and white bread ? This particular recipe calls for the addition of mint to perk up the flavor.
With a flaky, buttery crust and chicken and squash filling, these cornish pastries  are the British equivalent of chicken pot pie.
There are few things better than piping-hot British scones . Americanize them just a tad by serving them with salted butter and strawberry jam .
Alternatively, offer homemade lemon curd  for those who want to indulge their sour dispositions with something tart.