Thursday, November 8, 2018

Mother / Son Lunch Date

Today should have been a work day, but I didn't know there were four Afternoon Tea reservations when I went home yesterday, so I thought I had the day off.

My son, Steve, has never been to The Whitney, and has been wanting to visit.  Today was a light day for him, and since I thought I had the day off we decided it was the perfect time to go to lunch there.

We were seated in the Library, and Paul was our server.  I ordered African Nectar Rooibos herbal tea to go with my meal.

Paul brought each of us a shot glass of hot Maple flavored Apple Cider garnished with fresh diced Apples.  Yum!

Steve ordered Calamari as an appetizer.  He said it was the best Calamari he ever had.

His entree was Shrimp and Grits with Cajun Andouille Sausage.  

I've been very diligent about sticking with the diet to correct a health issue, so I ordered a grilled Cauliflower Steak with grilled Asparagus and Baby Carrots with a Black Bean Burger.  It was not only healthy, but delicious.  I came home looking for a Black Bean Burger recipe on the Internet, and found one I'm anxious to try.

Dessert for Steve was a Key Lime filling in a White Chocolate Cup.

My kids and their spouses have all created Bitmojis for themselves, but that's beyond my technological skills, so during lunch Steve created a Bitmoji for me - albeit a 30 year younger version of me.  ;-)  Have you created a Bitmoji of yourself?

After lunch, I took Steve on a quick tour of the mansion.  It's decked out in Christmas splendor right now, with a Christmas tree in every room, and all 22 mantels decorated. Below is the fireplace in the Great Hall.  I took some pictures on Wednesday to accompany an e-mail I'll be sending out about The Whitney's Christmas Tea next month, and this pic was one of them.

I'll take you on a Christmas tour of the mansion in my next post.


  1. I'm glad you and Steve were able to enjoy lunch together at The Whitney! And it looks wonderful in its Christmas finery. I wish I could see it in person but I'm happy to visit through your photos.

  2. How wonderful that you could enjoy this special time with your son. The food is just stunning. What a gorgeous place.


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