Everything’s coming up roses

Lady ML hosted the Victorian Tea Society spring 2014 tea at the Aubrey Rose. I had visited the Aubrey Rose 5 years ago and found it to be a nice cozy tea room with decent fare. I do not care for their tea and both of my experiences there felt rushed.  But with a gracious hostess like Lady ML, the afternoon was as lovely as she!

Lady ML's lovely tea invitation

Lady ML’s lovely tea invitation (photo by Lady J.)

DSC03804 (Small)

Rose themed napkin fold for the Aubrey Rose

Tea favor: Giant custom made shortbread cookies from Penny's Place Boutique Bakery

Tea favor: Giant custom made shortbread cookies from Penny’s Place Boutique Bakery (photo by Lady J.)

Chilled cantaloupe soup

First course: Chilled cantaloupe soup

Soup accompaniments (background): Chicken salad crostini and Oblaten wafer

Soup accompaniments (background): Chicken salad crostini and Oblaten wafer

DSC03816 (Small)

2nd course: Sandwiches and savories

2nd course: Sandwiches and savories (NOTE: dried chives=not cool)

DSC03824 (Small)

Herb biscuit, cucumber sandwich, egg salad sandwich, cheese and artichoke toast, and cheese and jalapeno puff pastry pinwheel

DSC03818 (Small)

3rd course: Fresh fruit

DSC03798 (Small)

DSC03828 (Small)

I took this photo for my Polish friend S. who would appreciate this Polish china!

DSC03829 (Small)

Front of Polish china plate

4th course: Scones

4th course: Scones

DSC03819 (Small)

Final course: Dessert

DSC03830 (Small)

Desserts: Chocolate cream puff (with chocolate “A” for Aubrey Rose), bread pudding (signature dessert), and pistachio tea cookie

DSC03832 (Small)

More goodies after the tea dressed up in Lady ML's signature style (photo by Lady J.)

Lady ML provided us with another tea favor after the tea.  The healthy chocolates, rose petal tea, and stationery were dressed up in Lady ML’s signature style (photo by Lady J.)

Thank you Lady ML for hosting a lovely spring afternoon!  Happy spring and may the roses in your garden bloom abundantly!

“Friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.”
— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s