Cup and Saucer Tea Room This place was fabulous and I am really glad we drove out to Beacon, NY for this experience. It was worth the drive. We are definitely planning on going back, especially for one of their monthly special events (like “Jeopartea” on April 6, 2008). The “tea party for one special” came with six tea sandwiches, all unique and all in a different shape, tea, a scone, and small desserts. The tea sandwich with cinnamon bread (shaped like a diamond) was magnificent, the turkey one with cranberries was splendid, and the egg salad (shaped like a butterfly) was outstanding. The blueberry lemon scone with lemon curd was the best I have ever had. It was crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Nydia had the “brunch special” (comes with soup, salad, tea, choice of entre, and choice of dessert). Her choice of soup was the some type of potato and corn with cheese soup. We both loved it. Her choice of entre was the ham and asparagus quiche. Nydia and I got a chance to meet the owner/chef as well. She and our waitress was spectacular and remarkable! I am impressed with this place and have been inspired to make the next tea party I have even better than the last. Here is a snippet of each picture: Pic 434: Nydia and I eating our meals. Also notice the tea cozy. I wish I had taken a picture of the tea pot because it was unique and beautiful. Pic 435: Another pic of us. Pic 437: The chef/owner’s signature: bread pudding. This bread pudding was a special dessert for the day. It was a cranberry orange bread pudding with an apricot (I think) glaze on top and a lemon custard sauce on the bottom. This was the best bread pudding I have ever had! Pic 438: Nydia and I with the chef/owner. She has worked at this place as the chef for six years but became owner about 18 months ago. She is from England. Notice the background - lots of beautiful stuff for sale. I love how she has the tea cup and saucers hanging from the wall. Good idea! 3/16/08
Thank you Grace for your beautiful comments. I am thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves and please thank Nydia for her input, the cookies look beautiful.<BR> I was so glad to have had the oppurtunity to chat with both of you, it was the highlight of my day. I look forward to more chats in the future, you both made my day a little more special
Loved the atmosphere, options in tea, options of items to buy, and the slaw. This is now a family tradition when we have a 'girl's day.'