The tea room is housed in this Victorian mansion (Queen Anne and Italianate architecture). Although it's open for lunch all year, the Christmas tea is an extra-special time to eat there because of the beautiful decorations and special treats. The restaurant closes down for about a week in early November to decorate for Christmas. To secure a table, reservations must be made early.
Here are a few pictures from a recent lunch. Fancy, fun, and delicious!
|We all wore pearls for the occasion, but my|
granddaughter was the fanciest. She's seriously pondering
her choices -- pink lemonade or tea?
|Delicious soup, topped with a star-shaped crouton.|
In addition to our choice of tea, we enjoyed sparkling apple cider.
The fancy Christmas china added to the experience.
|Raspberry sorbet between courses.|
|A feast! In addition to this delicious selection, each of us|
received a pot of tea (I chose a spicy Christmas blend), along
with a basket of scones, still hot from the oven.
|Here's a close-up of the delicious (and beautiful) desserts.|
Pot of Tea
Toasting Glass of Sparkling Cider*
Cup of White Velvet Soup
With Parmesan and Herb Crouton
Scones with Cream, Jam and Lemon Curd
Tiered rack with Tea Sandwiches
Savories and Fresh Fruit
Petite Tea Pastries and Sweets
Hot Towel Service
I've posted about the Secret Garden Tea Room before -- HERE. If you have occasion to be in the area of Sumner, Washington, I recommend a visit. But be sure to call for a reservation.
Here's the link to their website: Secret Garden
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