Friday, July 8, 2011

The Colonel's Lady Tea Room, Cafe and Gift Shop — Winchester, KY

The Colonel's Lady Tea Room, Cafe and Gift Shop is located on Main Street in Winchester, KY

GJ, the hubby, made reservations for us to have Afternoon Tea on Wednesday.
We each chose a pot of tea from the selection of nearly 30 teas and herbal infusions.   
English Breakfast for AJ, decaf Earl Grey for GJ, and Bai Mudan White Tea for me.
The first course was a delicious warm Apricot Brandy Scone served with mock Devonshire Cream.
The guys asked for strawberry preserves to go with their scones. 
They eat scones the English way with strawberry jam, and drink their tea with milk.   

The next course was an Orange Cranberry Salad served with homemade Orange Marmalade Dressing

The salad was followed by a cup of creamy, yummy homemade tomato bisque soup topped with croutons and lightly shredded cheese. 

The savories were served on a two tier server and included Sausage Phyllo Bites,
Mini Quiches, and Strawberry Cream Tea Sandwiches. 

We chose our dessert from the featured desserts of the day. 
GJ and I selected the Almond Joy Cheesecake.  AJ chose the Triple Chocolate Fantasy Cake.

Dawn Little, the owner of The Colonel's Lady,  is a delightful hostess and a talented  food artist.
Our family enjoyed our Afternoon Tea experience and we hope to return soon.
The Colonel's Lady includes a nice gift shop featuring items from jewelry and teapots to vintage teacups. 

Afternoon tea is served with  24 hour reservations.
A nice lunch menu is served daily.
In addition, there are different items featured each day as noted on the board.  

Winchester is conveniently located east of Lexington.  
I will tell my friends about The Colonel's Lady Tea Room, Cafe and Gift Shop.

NOTE:  This tea room closed December 23, 2011

14 comments:

serena said...

Linda, I'm so excited to learn about this lovely tea room! I live in Louisville and have family I visit in Mt. Sterling, so this is perfect.

my cup of tea said...

Everything looks delicious! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!
~Donna~

W. Latane Barton said...

I wish I was close enough to visit that tea room. I just drooled reading about all the wonderful food and tea. Drooling from afar is all I can do. I need to get out and find a tea room or two around this neck of the woods.

racheld said...

As a 'city' we're surprisingly sparse on Tea Rooms. I'm glad to see this one, as we go to Mt. Sterling now and then, and will certainly try to make reservations ahead of time.

It looks and sounds just delightful. I always love to see your recommendations.

La Tea Dah said...

A delightful tea --- everything looked beautiful and delicious. And you had the most delightful tea companions in the world!

Marilyn said...

How wonderful that your husband would do that for you. What a very special treat and everything looked wonderful. That scone particularly caught my eye and sounded just yummy!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a delightful tea room, a lovely variety of teas and desserts.
If I'm ever in the area, I will takes the time to visit.
Glad you enjoyed !
~Jo

Bernideen said...

This looks so lovely and the food looks wonderful!

Pauline said...

The food looks wonderful but I am intrigued by soup for afternoon tea? Is that standard in the states ?

parTea lady said...

That looked like a delightful afternoon tea. I'd love to try that apricot brandy scone - yum.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Linda
I always enjoy (enviously) the tea rooms you share with us. The food at this one looks yummy!
Thanks.
Judith

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

This looks like a GREAT time....just lovely

Steph said...

Very good to know about this place. I have friends nearby.

Angela McRae said...

That looks like a great place to have tea, and I'm impressed with their food presentation!

 

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