Friday, September 23, 2016

Royal Park Hotel Afternoon Tea

The highlight of Thursday, September 15th in Rochester, MI
was afternoon tea at the Royal Park Hotel.
This afternoon tea venue is featured in Hoffman Media's  new book,
Taking Tea.
The tea hostess, Mary Kuhn, is explaining the tea choices. 
Our group began with three different pots of tea.
The photo above is almost funny with all the cameras.
Nancy and Linda P. are vegetarians. 
They were seated on both sides of me,  and the tea server below is for them. 
Notice the beautiful Shelley teacup. 
Everyone at the table had a different Shelley pattern.
How special is that?!?
My amazing gluten free afternoon tea is below. 
It is one of the most delicious GF teas I had since I began my GF journey.
The sandwiches were the same as listed on the menu, except on GF bread. 
My hot Hors d'Oeuvress course was bacon wrapped dates. 
Gluten free scones with cream and lemon curd
My dessert/sweets course was somewhat different from others 
and included a GF banana nut and blueberry muffin.
I believe everyone took a to-go box. 
I ate my blueberry muffin for breakfast the next morning.
What an easy simple way to label a pot of tea!
A label, made on a label maker and stuck on a ribbon (below)
I enjoy learning something new everyday.
The teapots were all different shapes and patterns.
Nancy, Gloria and I wanted an unflavored black tea. 
English Breakfast was our tea.

The hotel lobby below.
The atrium at the back of the hotel (below). 


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