Come along with me to an afternoon Victorian Tea at the Holly Hotel in Holly, Michigan~
My granddaughter and I on the steps leading up to the entrance of the Holly Hotel where her , my daughter and I took Victorian Tea on Saturday at 2:30 pm ~
Grand entrance to the Holly Hotel ~ This table greets you as you first walk in the door ~ We walked through this entry way into the room for our tea~ Beautiful decor in the entryway~
Love this antique teapot~
My sweet granddaughter sitting in a most elegant chair~
One view of the room from our table~
I love this ceiling!! I have seen a lot of old tin ceilings, but not like this one. Someday I would love to have a tin ceiling in my kitchen.
Now on to the delicious food ~
The first course consisted of:
Pecan scones with a dollop of raspberry cream
Mixed fruit compote
(which consisted of pomegranate, black raspberries and blueberries...if I remember right)
All I know is that it was all wonderful!!
Pate canape with roasted plum
Saffron cucumber tea sandwich
Spinach Mushroom Pinwheel
The saffron cucumber sandwich and the spinach mushroom pinwheel were both very good. In fact I could have made a meal out of those pinwheels if they would have let me! SO delicious!
But...not so fond of the pate. My daughter told the waitress, "we are naughty...I guess we just aren't refined enough".
I can't eat anything that resembles liver and neither could my daughter. That is one thing I have never developed a taste for. Our first clue should have been when we were seated and our waitress told us that she would change one of the sandwiches for our granddaughter with something else because she probably wouldn't like one of them....we should have asked then what it was...lol )
Cheesecake baked in paper (loved this presentation),
Chocolate tart with a dollop of chocolate mousse,
a tiny flaky pasty with a dollop of raspberry cream.
It was delicious!
We had tea served to us along with glasses of ice water and lemon. My granddaughter was trying so hard to be a little lady and she really did a wonderful job , but she got so tickled about them constantly refilling up her water. She would take a sip or two (literally) and over the waiter would come and fill it back up. After the third fill up, she was giggling. She told us later that she counted and they filled up her glass 7 times!
All in all it was a very fun day and a neat experience ~