Sunday, February 10, 2013

February Teas at Brookgreen Gardens

On Saturday, Paul and I enjoyed the afternoon at Brookgreen Gardens.  We decided to treat ourselves to their February Winter Tea at their Pavilion Restaurant.  While waiting for our 4 p.m. reservation, we spent a little time strolling in the gardens.

We enjoyed time watching some Eastern Bluebirds.  This is a bird that we do not see very often here in the south and is not found in our area of Canada.  They are such a pretty bird with its vibrant blue colour.


It's now tea time.  Paul and I had not attended this afternoon tea previously so we did not really know what to expect.  It was a very pleasant time.

My nice pot of English Breakfast tea.
Paul's pot has coffee.  He is not a tea drinker.
Our first tray of goodies has been served.
Savory Sandwiches:
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Blue Cheese Chicken Salad,
Green Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper, Pineapple Cream Cheese Wheel
My pretty tea cup
Traditional Scones & Southern Butter Biscuits,
served with Jams, Honey Butter (R) & Lemon Curd(L)
Sweet Delights: French Macaroons; Petite Fours;
Mini Lemon Pound Cake, Fruit Skewers & Strawberries
Yes, all these treats were served at a table for two; and no, we did not manage to eat it all.  We were very happy to have been provided with a take-out tray for most of the scones and sweets.
Here are the leftovers for home.
When I asked the question if we would return again for a February Winter Tea, the answer was, yes.  It was a very pleasant afternoon and we met some nice people.
We never tire of Brookgreen Gardens.

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