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.

This was a fun surprise early happy birthday celebration with the family! This was actually our second visit to The Drawing Room. In the summer of 2006 (before we began blogging), we stopped here en route to a Rhode Island vacation getaway. According to my journal, our tiered tray included "egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber sandwich, choice of scones, read devon cream, jelly, and small pastries, several chocolate, lemon tartlets and one blueberry garnish". Much the same menu as our most recent visit (including the blueberry garnish!). Also noted, we were seated outside on a little patio where we enjoyed tea "under a canopy, with a passing thunderstorm. Cedar danced in the rain and got soaked".


Angela McRae said...

What a delightful way to celebrate! I can't think of a better way to mark a birthday than tea with family. I also enjoy seeing how tea rooms can be so different in what they serve and how they look. (The table you're seated at looks like one I'd like to have in my kitchen!)

Marilyn Miller said...

It seems like Cedar has grown up all of a sudden. Is that your other sister that doesn't like her picture taken? Ha! What a special tea time celebration.