Monday, August 23, 2010

Tea by the River

Sometimes, girls just need to have a break.  So, what does one do when you meet up with your girlfriends on a lazy sunday to talk the way that only girls can?

Have high tea of course!

The location for this tea event, was the Pennisula Tearooms in Maylands.  Situated next to the historic Tranby House on the Maylands Pennisula, it boast a lovely serene view on the Swan River in a very uncommercial setting.  It's like taking a step back in the past and arriving on the porch of a colonial English household, where the lady of the house is actually French....
Although the Parisian high tea service was more miss than hit, it was nevertheless very charming to be sitting by the river with champagne, pouring tea out of silverware and sipping out of Royal Doulton china teacups.  Somehow its like being at the sort of tea party that little girls imagine.......

The Parisian high tea included 2 rounds of tea or coffee and a traditional service of cut finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream and petit fours and cakes.  The champagne - Chandon Vintage was provided by us.

It's good for you to look at pretty things...expecially if they are edible!

Unfortunately we chanced on a particularly busy weekend and so waited an unacceptable amount of time to be served....with little explanation.  My advice, it's a wonderful place to go if you have plenty of time and wish to have a stroll by the lake, take a photo by the weeping willows and on the jetty.   And if by chance, the teahouse is not busy, grab a table and just enjoy the day!

Hope you all had a marvellous weekend!

1 comment:

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