Saturday, September 24, 2011

Abigail's Victorian Tea Room

The last leg of a recent Rosemary House traveling herb seminar found us in Reading, PA where we had the opportunity to visit Abigail's Victorian Tea Room established in a beautiful 1883 Victorian Manor house.   
Rich fabrics, delicate laces, assorted china patterns, crystal chandeliers, stained glass windows all added to the wonderful atmosphere of Abigail's tea room.  The Victorian Royal High Tea was featured this evening which included an assortment of steaming hot pots of tea (Peach Apricot, Orange Spice, or Berry). Berry scones and slices of orange bread were placed on the table as we arrived. 
 Our next course featured a choice of chicken noodle soup or broccoli cheese soup accompanied with a mixed green salad and assorted dressings.  A beautiful individual tiered tray was presented to each guest and held the tea sandwiches (chicken salad, tuna salad, cucumber, and apricot cream cheese on raisin) on the bottom tier and delicious desserts (brownie, raspberry tartlet, and berry cake) on the top tier.
Our evening tea at Abigail's Victorian Tea Room provided a delicious and fitting end to a memorable day of touring gardens in New York City.


Comfrey Cottages said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us! xxx

Angela McRae said...

Would you adopt me? Honestly, I have yet to see anything on this blog I would *not* have just been thrilled to tag along and enjoy!