Despite snow and frigid temperatures, my girlfriend and I set out for Sylvania, Ohio last Friday morning [Jan. 9th]. What should have been a 42 minute drive, turned out to be over two hours due to an overturned semi-truck on the Interstate. We were more than happy to relax over a cup of tea by the time we arrived at Sweet Shalom!
A silver tea service on the fireplace mantle set the stage for an elegant Downton Abbey tea.
~ An authentic 1920's costume on display ~
A harpist provided lovely pre-tea music.
~ My place setting ~
~ Sandy [R] and Me ~
~ We began with Kensington Palace Scones ~
~ Very light and flaky ~
Followed by Downstairs English Ham Bake [Spinach, Mushroom, Ham & Cheese]
~ Next came the tired server with Savories and Desserts ~
Savories: Cucumber Tea Sandwiches; Coronation Chicken Sandwiches; Sour Cream and Onion Bread; and Kitchen Garden Terrine.
Desserts: Manchester Pudding, Traditional British Lemon Tart, and Decadent Chocolate Almond Torte. We drank Black Currant tea throughout the Afternoon Tea.
There was a Downton Abbey trivia quiz of 20 questions.