Friday, August 16, 2019
The Drawing Room, Cos Cob, CT
A recent jaunt to visit our NY family included a surprise day trip to Cos Cob, CT where The Drawing Room serves Afternoon Tea in their cafe/tea house.Since you may order off the menu, some of us selected the complete Afternoon Tea while others ordered a selection of tea sandwiches combined with a few desserts.
The tea choices were varied and our table had a selection from Silver Tips White Tea to a Ginger Citrus Peach Green Tea to a spicy Vanilla Chai. The loose leaf tea is served in a plain white pot with the leaves contained in a strainer within the pot.This three tiered tray served three of us. It held scones on the bottom tier, sandwiches in the middle, and as assortment of little desserts on the top tier. The sandwich assortment included egg salad, cucumber with boursin cheese, and roasted chicken salad or avocado spread for the vegetarian option. There was a variety of scones to choose from including blueberry, cranberry, plain, or cheddar cheese for a savory option served with cream and jelly. The dessert plate held a variety of sweet treats from macarons to petit fours to chocolate tarts. All very yummy.
Cedar ordered the chocolate brownie with whipped cream to accompany his teacup of hot chocolate also topped with cream.