When my friend Janice's November birthday arrived, I wanted her to get to go to an
Afternoon Tea. Here's the birthday girl:
We found the London tea room to
be in a charming old building in St. Louis. With an Afternoon Tea Tray you eat from the bottom up so first there
were 3 savories. Lower plate: a chicken salad croissant, cucumber sandwich and salmon sandwich. The scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam from England were on the middle plate and the top held 4 desserts: chocolate mousse cup, treacle tart, a macaroon and an orange madeleine.
I have given Afternoon Teas myself so I appreciate all the work that goes into this variety of finger foods. I was dressed a bit silly and fun for the occasion.
We were seated in a large lovely room in the back and the front is reserved for walk-ins who order pastries, tea and there is a gift shop area.
I hope you will take time to check your
area and see if someone serves Afternoon
Tea. Yes, at first you might think it is more expensive but when you understand how special and unique the experience is - it can't be compared to lunch in a restaurant. (do I get an Amen from the tea room owners?)