After our week in Hilton Head, we drove to Charleston, SC on Sunday for an overnight.
We enjoyed afternoon tea at the Charleston Place Hotel.
I chose a pot of Harney and Sons First Flush Darjeeling, AJ had a Formosa Oolong and GJ had a Decaffeinated Ceylon.
The first course included four open-faced sandwiches — a cucumber, tomato and mozzarella on a baguette, a salmon and cream cheese with chives, artichoke and capers on rye, two southern pimiento cheese spinach wraps, and egg salad in a phyllo shell garnished with a sliced egg, chives and prosciutto.
The second course included fresh sliced strawberries, a crumpet, a raisin scone and a pistachio scone served with mock Devonshire cream, lemon curd and jam.
The dessert course included a strawberry tart, a chocolate expresso gateau, a petite lemon cupcake with a blueberry drizzle, a pecan cookie, and a chocolate ginger tart.
GJ does not eat cholocate so they kindly substitued his chocolates with extras of the other desserts. In addition, he was served a white chocolate molded birthday cake with "Happy Birthday" on it.
The pianist who played melodies during tea, broke into a verse of Happy Birthday. GJ could have dones without the birthday hoopla, but AJ and I enjoyed it.