This was going to be a happy post! A return to the New Normal Post. A record of my second time out in the real world and the first get together with family (who are also my girl squad!). I had gathered my two daughters, my two granddaughters, my two daughter-in-loves, my co-gramma and my daughter's sister-in-love and niece. I made reservations for tea at the most elegant tearoom and my most favorite tearoom, Sweet Shalom in Sylvania, Ohio. We started with the scone course. Our cream scones were served with butter and jam. We were so eager to sample them, I forgot to get a picture without a bite! Our delicious scones were following by the soup course. This broccoli cheese soup was every bit as delicious as it looks in the photo. The list of teas is to my right. With such a large table we were able to order three separate teas in refillable pots so that we could sample several varieties of Harney and Sons teas. Or should I say vari it teas?
My youngest granddaughter had the "child's tea". Here we see some peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches served with a fruit cup, cookie and dessert. The younger ladies could also choose pink lemonade instead of tea.
Our tea trays (this one is for four)
We each sampled a cucumber tea sandwich, vegetable confetti popover, egg salad tea sandwich, spring fruit salad and an Irish lace cookie on our Johnson and Johnson china dinner plate.
Followed by a Daffodil Cake served in a glass goblet.
Followed by . . . Decadent Chocolate Cream Pie with Whipped Topping. And yes - forks and spoons were immediately inserted into the pie; this was the best photo I could grab before they disappeared!!
The Sweet Shalom Tearoom hosted teas on Fridays and Sundays with a themed high tea menu each month. During the pandemic they even had carryout teas available for preorder. Unfortunately they are almost two hours away which was too far to pickup.
I was eagerly stalking their webpage for details on the summer teas in the coming months. Unfortunately they announced last week that the very tea we attended was the last seating of their last tea. The two proprietress' are retiring and closing the tea room. The tea room was worth every second of the drive to and from their adorable Victorian home turned tea room and was only a few blocks from my oldest daughter's home.
I am so glad we were able to make time to visit but I am pretty devastated that the tearoom is closing.