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.


Linda J. said...

This was a very special event. Mary Jane is a lovely and gracious hostess.

Traveling Bells said...

What a fab trip this is! I would have loved trying all that food. Srsly. And tea. Some day...

Karen's Place said...

I am so grateful you are sharing your journey. What a wonderful weekend. The menu looks amazing. I knew Ohio wouldn't let you down. Safe travels. Your armchair fan.

parTea lady said...

The Plantation Tea - Spice of India looked wonderful. I'll have to look up a recipe for chai tea bread.

Annie said...

Wonderful afternoon and evening and a bounty of memories.

GardenofDaisies said...

This sounds like it was a truly wonderful place to enjoy tea!!

Tracy said...

Sooo, sooo LOVELY... What a delicious menu! And what a delicious candy shade of pink is that place--wow! Thanks for taking us along, Marilyn! Happy Mother's Day Weekend ((HUGS))

Steph said...

Very, very special times! Thank you for sharing them with me.

Angela McRae said...

Oh mercy, I didn't realize YOU were going to be there too, Marilyn! I should have traveled farther north that week during my travels! Could have seen you, Steph, Nancy, Mary Jane ... jealous!

Jeanie said...

Marilyn, it looks totally heavenly! And it sounds EVEN BETTER! Oh, my -- I wouldn't have been able to move after -- and that would have been just fine!

amherstrose said...

It was indeed my honor to host this beautiful group of tea lovers.
Friendship and tea were the order of the day and we enjoyed so many memorable moments to cherish.

It is the guests who make the party and it was so wonderful to have such gracious and generous guests. Thank you to all who graced the table at The Amherst Rose.