My first experience was in Feb. 2009. I went with a group of gal pals for bday tea/luncheon. Service was great, atmosophere perfect for a relaxing chat time with the friends. Loved my tea, had comfort soup, the staff was engaging and personable. Huge fan of the comfort soup, asked for a private cooking class. Cooking class was my 1st experience, we had the entire place to ourself. The class was organized and recipes were explained. after cooking, we had tea, soup and the company of freinds and staff.