Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Victorian Lady, Milford, DE
My sister and I had the opportunity to enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Victorian Lady in Delaware this past week. It is always an occasion to celebrate when we are able to relax and enjoy this very special treat. A decidedly Victorian tea room, the tables were set with beautiful tea cups and coordinating plates. The water glasses were covered with embroidered doilies. We were first served a chilled peach soup, garnished with a thin slice of peach and a small dollop of cream, it was quite refreshing. The blueberry scone with cream and lemon curd was next. Tasty and moist, it is a requisite for Afternoon Tea.
The arrival of the three tiered tray is always accompanied by oohs and aahs, and this was no exception. The bottom two tiers held an assortment of sandwiches, and the top tier featured a variety of petite desserts.
The variety of sandwiches was fun. There was chicken salad on a baguette slice with cranberry jelly and melted brie over top. Just the smell alone was enough to get the taste buds dancing! The small ham spiral morsel was quite tasty. And the sun dried tomato sandwich with cream cheese and Italian cheeses with fresh herbs added was a burst of flavor. In addition, there was a tomato and bacon sandwich. No ordinary sandwiches here!
The yummy little desserts included a miniature cheesecake, a lime curd tartlet and a chocolate cup filled with chocolate truffle and raspberry cream. Delightful.
If you get a chance to visit The Victorian Lady, do tell the owners, Kay and Jeff Young, that we sent you! It's a perfect spot to visit while vacationing along the East coast beach area.
In case you were wondering, our Jim Thorpe sister Marj, came down to take the kids on their own adventure for the day. They went to Penn's Cave which can only be toured by boat! It also included an animal park, so they were in their own glory.