Welcome friends for tea this week. While in Florida for the month, our youngest daughter and family came to stay with us for a week. My birthday is not until Sunday but I was asked what I'd like since they would be gone by then. I suggested an outing for tea, and a reservation was made for Valentine's Day at Moffat's in Dunedin for high tea.
This is an older photo from the Teamap site and the teahouse does look a little different today, but has not lost any of the charm as portrayed.
And here we are on the balcony just before we left. My daughter Kelly and granddaughter Mia (who loves pandas) with me.
The room just outside of the tearoom had appealing displays, including this Valentine's Day table.
The tearoom had lace curtains on the windows, teacups hanging from the ceiling, plates, teapots and flowers around the room.
Since it was Valentine's Day, each guest had a chocolate on their napkin and received a glass of pink champagne. Mia had pink lemonade in her glass. The choice of tea was Earl Grey, a raspberry or a citrus flavoured herbal. I had the Earl Grey while Kelly and Mia had the raspberry.
Each place setting had a china trio and I sat where the violets were as they are the flower for February.
A teacup of crab bisque came out first...
followed by individual quiches. Ham and cheese for Mia and I, and a cheese and spinach for Kelly who is vegetarian.
The curate had cucumber- dill cream cheese sandwiches, croissants with chicken salad, banana loaf, chocolate chunk scones with devonshire cream, macarons, blackberry tartlets and chocolate dipped strawberries. Colourful flowers adorned the top and second tier. There were appropriate vegetarian selections on the curate as well.
From all the teapots on display, the one that caught my eye the most was this beautiful pink and purple chintz.
The outing was a lot of fun, especially to see Mia enjoying herself so much. I highly recommend Moffat's as the staff was friendly, food and presentation was superb and the ambience quaint.
Being in the company of my daughter and granddaughter for this high tea made it a perfect birthday gift and I wish to thank them for it.
I'm joining these tea parties:
I hope you'll visit my hosts and their guests for tea. It may take me a couple of days to get around and visit everyone, we're taking advantage of the warm and sunny days to be outside.