Restaurant, Tea, Events and Gifts at Thompson's Station, TN ~
Doesn't this look like the perfect setting for a southern tea room?
This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
and is situated on 50 acres of protected land.
I met the Homestead Manor Plantation owner,
Marcia Franks, and her daughter,Tonya, while we were there.
Marcia and I are members of an online tea group, Afternoon Tea Across America.
I had contacted Marcia prior to our trip, and I called for afternoon tea reservations in advance.
We ordered the Full Afternoon tea.
It came with your choice of soup, salad or quiche.
I chose the tomato basil soup.
The guys ordered the Quiche Lorraine.
The princess ordered a mixed green salad.
Each of us chose a pot of tea from the selection of 100 loose leaf teas.
My tea in the photo below with KJ is the First Flush Darjeeling.
The three-tier servers arrived with an abundance of delicious tea foods.
Each person selected four sandwiches from the selection of: Marcia's Chicken Salad, Homemade Pimiento Cheese,
Tomato Basil Mozarella, Egg Salad, BLT, Cucumber and Ham and Cheese.
The sonces were a Bacon and Swiss Savory Scone and a Mixed Berry Scone.
Lemon Curd, Chantilly Cream and Jam were served with the Scones.
The Sweets Course included a Petit Four, a Macaron, a Teapot Iced Cookie and a Mini Coconut Cupcake.
Our family gave the Homestead Manor a *Superior* rating!
Steven was our server. He was very knowledgeable, professional and courteous.
If you are traveling from Birmingham or Chattanooga to Nashville,
plan to visit the Homestead Manor Plantation.
This is no longer a Tea Room