Monday, May 7, 2012

A Very Special Weekend

The Amherst Rose Tea Room
Masillon, Ohio 
Have you ever had an extra special weekend,
one you will always remember.
One that was full of friends both old and new.
A weekend of sharing of food together
and delightful moments of just feeling the love.
Well this past weekend was a weekend such as that.

Several months ago I talked to Mary Jane at the Amherst Rose Tea Room
in Masillon, Ohio about having a tea gathering.  We set that date and
Mary Jane graciously opened her tearoom, her heart, and her wonderful
skill at sharing elegance and organization.
Thank you so much Mary Jane.
It was a total success all because of you.

As we came together we all shared stories and food.
The menu on Saturday was a delightful array of  food shared by everyone
attending to incorporate the theme:  A Plantation Tea - Spice of India.
We started with a Mango Lassi,  then followed with Saffron Red Pepper & Tomato Soup.
There were:  Taj Mahal Scones, Lemon Curd, Devonshire Cream, Buddha's Hand Marmalade,
Rose Petal Preserves.  Then Curried Chicken Salad on Naan, Cheddar and Chutney Sandwiches,
Fruit Salad with Lychee, Maharaja's Deviled Eggs, Meyer Lemon Granita,
Gulab Jamuns,  Chai Tea Bread, Indian Lime Cookies, Indian Rice Pudding.
The teas were:  Monsoon Darjeeling, Clonal Tips, and Masala Chai.

We sat at the table at 2PM and I don't think we got up for at least 4 hours.
Then we moved outdoors for the beautiful evening where we share yet another
tea with the Traveling Teapot.