Sweet Times at Serenity Tea RoomSeptember 24, 2010 at 12:00 am | Posted in Appetizer, Dessert, Entertainment | 6 Comments
My sweet sweet godmother always takes me out for a nice lunch for my birthday. Since my birthday weekend was so jammed pack I decided for the next weekend! And because Laurita and Jen and were itching to have a girlie meal together, I decided to combine the two and have us all go out for Tea! Going for high tea holds special memories in all of our pasts. Aunt Kathy has gone for tea with her two daughters on trips in London and San Francisco. When my cousin Allison, her daughter, had her baby shower last year, it was a high tea event! And when Jen got married this summer, all of us bridesmaids accompanied the bride for a high tea luncheon after our manicures and pedicures. 🙂 So we were excited for a nice treat! And that is exactly what we got at Serenity Tea Room!
This establishment is a family run operation and that comforted my heart. What also comforted me was how delicious our lunch was! The daughter of the owner was in charge the day we came and told us all about her mother’s story. Apparently this place was a lifelong dream of hers and now that it had been open for five years she and her husband finally treated themselves to a first time trip to England! I hope you had a lovely time on your trip Blanch, because I had a lovely time at your tea room!
The tea cups and saucers we used for lunch are part of the owner’s wide varietal collection of teacups. Each one is different and so beautiful! I got the raspberry herbal tea (caffeine is usually too much for my body to handle… can’t you tell I have enough energy without it?? or should I start using more exclamation points….!!!)
And now for the multitude of tiny treats! That baby was an egg salad sandwich with chives! I gave my share to Jen (you remember I loathe eggs right?) and she gave me her share of the turkey sandwich!
This was a crostini with a pesto based spread, sundried tomato and parmesan cheese. Probably my favorite savory bite of the day.
And on the left you can see the mini turkey triangles and in the middle a chicken salad bite with olive. Why are mini sandwiches so darn delicious?? Got me!
This was a pound cake on the left and a lemon scone on the right! So moist, so flavorful, so sweet and so perfect.
See our mini tartlets? Filled with pastry cream and fresh fruit. Delightful! And there were mini pecan cookies too. Very sugary but good.
Aaaah chocolate dipped strawberry. A perfect finish to the meal!
Oh but wait! Since it was Laurita’s birthday that day, they made her a special treat. A brownie flower with candle. Now how thoughtful is that?? This place won me over, definitely the best tea room I have ever visited in my day!
And one more thing that made me even more at peace that afternoon… The owner took the name of the restaurant from her favorite prayer.
- God, grant me the serenity
- To accept the things I cannot change;
- Courage to change the things I can;
- And wisdom to know the difference.
I think everyone should repeat that prayer to themselves to get through tough days. So now go off friends and family and have a peaceful and relaxing weekend!