Lunch at Sally Lunns Tearoom: Thursday, June 12, 2008 What a delightful experience! Since I was the first guest to arrive, I was able to choose a table for two by a window while waiting for my dear friend Mary. I was welcomed by a lovely hostess and two of the waitresses. While making small talk, another joy-filled waitress came skipping across the room and greeted me as if I were her long-lost friend. Believe me; I was confident that I had come to the right place. When I was asked if I would like to enjoy some hot or iced tea while I was waiting, I mentioned that I was trying to decide between rhubarb or strawberry hot tea. To solve my dilemma, the waitress offered to concoct a new choice. Would I like a half of one and a half of the other? (I'm sure that you can do that only with whole leaf tea). In record time, the serendipity tea arrived for me to taste. Yes, the distinctive taste, back wonderful memories of the strawberry/rhubarb pie that my mother used to make. When my friend Mary arrived, we were not rushed in deciding our choice of entree. Both of us chose a fresh spinach salad generously laden with cucumbers, Portobello mushrooms, and goat cheese. The dressing was served on the side. My companion insisted that we have dessert because it was homemade and her familiarity with these delicacies was unprecedented. So off we went to feast our eyes on the dessert table. I think it was a genius who came up with the idea of pricing each dessert the same. That revelation gave us one less decision to make. Mary had the chocolate pie and I had a strawberry/rhubarb cobbler, which by the way went quite well with my 'Serendipity' tea. Will I return for another gastronomical experience? You can bet your tea leaves, I will.