Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Downton Abbey Tea

Yesterday I was treated to a mother/daughter day for my birthday treat and it began with tea!!
It started here  -


This is the Sweet Shalom Tea Room in Sylvania, OH.  You can check them out by visiting their web site by clicking here.  If you get to NW Ohio - please plan or schedule a visit.  This day's theme was Downton Abbey.

You can click on the menu if you need a better look.  The tables were beautifully arranged and we had our own name card, too.

Everything was served in courses and you chose the type of tea you would like whenever you wanted.  We tried the Black Currant, Winter White Earl Gray, & the Gen Maicha Green Tea (this one we had twice!) during our visit there. 

First, we had a Scone with double cream & jam -

Next, was the Salmon Kedgeree -

A tiered dish was served with Artichoke Cheese Bake, Beef with Yorkshire Pudding (tied for my fav), Cucumber Tea Sandwich, Mushroom Pate, Apple Charlotte (the other half of my fav), & Sponge Cake -

My daughter must eat gluten free and when she made our reservation she made that request for herself.  She reminded them when we were seated and that is why you might notice a little difference in the above photo.  See the Beef w/Yorkshire Pudding in the ramekins - mine is on the left but hers on the right was minus the pudding!  They made something comparable for her to match or resemble what I was served.  Our special thank you to them!

The final course was Kashmir Cream with Triple Berry Compote -

A program on Downton Abbey was presented with little tidbits on the area where it is located, the estate, and the characters. 

I was so impressed how the mantel was decorated -

This tea lasted 2 hours and we had a very enjoyable time!!!  I would definitely love to do it again and am so thankful for my daughter treating me to this!!!!

All Lucy wanted to know was did I bring anything back for her -

I am linking to The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sundays.  Just click here to look at the great ideas!!
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Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! This looks like a lovely way to celebrate. Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

Orange Blossom said...

Oh how fun, I love tea parties and Downton abbey! You should check out my Downton abbey fashion post,