Our last breakfast at Pinecrest B & B was "Raspberry Bliss" [a baked, stuffed raspberry croissant], sausage patties, pumpkin bread, a strawberry yogurt parfait, orange juice and hot tea.
Even though I purchased their cookbook, it will be oatmeal for breakfast when I get back home! ;-)
We departed for Kentucky right after breakfast and arrived at Linda's house by mid-afternoon.
In 2003 the Berea Arts Council organized the "Show of Hands" - an exhibit of twelve 6-foot tall hand sculptures decorated by twelve artists, and positioned throughout the city. One of the hands was near the restaurant where we had dinner, so Linda took a picture of Sandy and me standing beside it. This hand was titled, "Gone Fishing."
Once again, Linda graciously offered us her lovely tea-themed guest room for the night. I'm forever grateful not only for her warm hospitality, but for her expertise in coordinating the entire Asheville trip. Everything was wonderful, without a single glitch. Lasting memories were made. Thank you, Linda!
We departed shortly after 9:00 a.m. destined for Basically British Tea Room in Dayton, Ohio. It had been on my bucket list to visit after hearing so many good reviews about it, and I wasn't disappointed. Our reservations were for 1:00 p.m., and we arrived a few minutes early.
Terry [co-owner], warmly greeted us with his wonderful British accent and seated us at our table inside their charming dining area.
[Photo Courtesy of Basically British Website]
He went over their extensive Tea List and I chose Amaretto Cream. It was delightful. Isn't that a beautiful blue English transferware plate? It's so appropriate for the tea room.
The tea was decanted before being brought to our table and kept warm with tea cozies.
There was a traditional scone and a lavender scone served with jam and real clotted cream. Both were delicious!
The savories were a Greek lemon chicken sandwich with sesame seed edges; a Mediterranean orzo salad; a Raspberry/chipotle cheese-topped toast; and an Artichoke/chili-stuffed tomato. I loved the unique variety.
Below are the owners, Terry and Vickie. Unfortunately this tearoom is closing the end of August, 2012. I'm sure glad we were able to visit the tea room before it closes.
This concludes my May 2012 Tea Travels series.