May 07, 2007

The Secret Garden

Thank you all for the nice birthday wishes!
My daughter and I finally made it out for our "high tea" date today at our favorite tea house, The Secret Garden. We'd planned to go for Bee's birthday last month, but every week between then and now one of us was either sick or busy with other things.

To start things off, we both ordered ourselves a pot of tea (I had my favorite Creamy Earl Grey, and Bee had the Lemon Mango Punch)and then they brought us this lovely three-tiered platter full of goodies.

Everything looked so incredible that it was hard to know where to start!

There were rich and creamy egg salad spirals, pita cups with turkey and mango chutney, and mini croissants with genoa salami.

The next level had blueberry tea cake, and mini apple scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam. Their scones are so fluffy and delicious, I'd love to know how they make them like that!

The piece de resistance was the dessert plate, which held an assortment of sweet delights, including luscious lemon tarts (Bee's favorite), mini blueberry panna cottas, and chocolate hazelnut rolls. Delicious.

We had so much fun today that we're thinking we'll make it an annual double birthday celebration.


Carla said...

Tell Chuck that you win (see my comments for explanation). The tea (treats) look so yummy. I'm thinking that I need to make it a priority to go for high tea. Mmm... Looks like you had a good time.

rowena said...

Well I know I'm a day late, but Carla of Kootenay Bliss so kindly requested readers to hop over and give you a birthday wish!

I love all of the food photos. Delicious!!

Chelee said...

How Special!

I've never had high tea before and now it's on the list of must have's.

What a magical day.

PortraitofPeter said...

Just popped over from your friend 'Carla's' site to wish you belated Birthday greetings.

However, from viewing your posting and interesting photo's = I would say you have had a most enjoyable afternoon tea!!

I must refrain from drooling over such photo's of food!!

heather said...

you are sooo lucky... i can't think of anywhere around here that does such a thing. what a lovely tradition to start with your daughter.

farmer, vet and feeder of all animals said...

My goodness Cheryl: I'd go there for my birthday too! Looks positively scrumptious. What an excuse for eating to many good things.
Oh yes---like that mixing bowl especially well that you got.

Sirdar said...

Just popped over from Carla's blog. Happy Birthday!!

Like the food!!

Steffi said...

"High tea" I never before heard about it.But it looks really nice and your cakes looks very delicious too!I hope you enjoyed this "high tea" time!

Midlife Traveller said...

Mmmm, it's been prob'ly a decade since I've been to the Tea Garden. Now it's back on my list of things to do, lol.


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