Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Wild Plum Tea Room — Gatlinburg, TN

The Wild Plum Tea Room is our favorite place for lunch when we visit the Great Smoky Mountains. 
The Wild Plum is converted from an old home and has indoor and outdoor seating. 
 It  is located in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community area near Gatlinburg, TN on Buckhorn Road. 

Among their specialities are the Wild Plum Muffins, served with Wild Plum Jelly and the Wild Plum Tea (hot or iced)

GJ, the hubby, and I ordered the Lobster Pot Pie and the Shaker Popcorn Chowder. 
We also ordered a side of potato salad to share.  It was made with sweet potatoes, Yukon gold potatoes, fresh broccoli and a mild curry dressing. 

AJ (11) chose a turkey and cheddar wrap with fresh fruit and soup. 
KJ (9), below,chose the PBJ sandwich and fresh mustard salad. 
There is a small tea wares gift shop area. 
I will share my purchases during this trip in a later post.   

The delicious desserts are a must at The Wild Plum! 
AJ and KJ ordered the Brownie Delight.

GJ and I shared the Amaretto Bread Pudding. 
Oh, so yummy!!

The menu is posted just outside the entrance near the herb garden.
The Wild Plum is a quaint place for a delicious lunch and is not a typical English afternoon tea room.
However, we love the ambiance and the menu selection.
The hot Wild Plum (fruit) tea was the perfect beverage choice during the cool temperatures during our visit last week.
I am so glad I purchased their recipe book during my first visit here in 2001.
I have made and served their signature tea recipe to groups on several occasions.

This was the first of several tea room visits and fun outings during Spring break week as we traveled across Tennessee.


Denise said...

I'm very interested in going to this little city.I've read about how they have a huge Santa Claus Day.How it's a nice Smoky Mt.destenation.It looks like that Tea room has enough food to satisfy my husband.Any suggestions where to stay? Yippy! I love planning vacations.

Steph said...

I love that name! We have some wild plum trees near us, blooming now. Very lovely time.

Patsy said...

Looks like spring in Gatlinburg,we have been there and some day we need to go back.

La Tea Dah said...

It looks like you had a lovely time! The entire family looks happy and satisfied. I love that little planter with the teapot on top!

Marilyn said...

The food looks and sounds amazing. I would love visiting here. Some day I have dreamt of visiting the art centers in this region and now a special tearoom too.

Angela McRae said...

This looks like a fun place to visit next time I am in the area, and yes, I WILL be having the Lobster Pot Pie. Yum! And now I can't wait to find out what new teawares you came home with!

Melissa said...

Oh, my how wonderful and delicious this all looks. Thank you for having my blog in your blog roll. I get so many lovely visitors from your site. Happy sipping!

Bernideen said...

Well....I think I'm right about one thing! You get to visit more tearooms than anyone I know! Hope you are having a great time with those darlings!

Lavender Cottage said...

I think the US must be bigger on tea rooms than here - there seems to be so many in each state.
Nice to see the men with you again for tea.

Rosemary said...

This looks like a place I would love to visit!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Looks like such a fun and peaceful vacation...the tea room pictures are delightful!


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