Monday, April 14, 2014

Greentree Tea Room

The Traveling Tea Friends left Boone Tavern Hotel around noon to travel to Lexington, KY for our afternoon tea/lunch at Greentree Tea Room.


This tea room is located at 521 Short Street (downtown). 


A quick glance at the March menu confirmed that this would be a delicious afternoon tea.


The Potato Leek Soup was delectable and was followed by a yummy (and quite large) Irish Oat Scone with Blackberry Jam & Fayette Cream.


Next was a dish that I found unusual for afternoon tea, a wonderful serving of Spanakopita (baked in a square pan, instead of little pastry triangles with spinach & feta cheese filling).


Something else I liked about this tea was the fact that the sweets and sandwiches were served on a buffet table.  For someone like me who prefers sandwiches over sweets, this was perfect.


There were Corned Beef, Poppy Seed Egg Salad & Benedictine sandwiches.  The desserts included Bailey’s Fudge, Pistachio Cupcakes & Greentree French Filled Wafers.  I took a photo of Angela’s plate to include the sweets.


There is no tea menu, but our server kept our teacups constantly filled with Irish Blend Tea (l-r Angela, our pleasant server and Lynn).  I thought that this blend suited the food very well. 


Another fun feature of this tea room is the opportunity to shop for fine antiques before or after your meal.


If you will be visiting Lexington, KY, I would highly recommend enjoying an afternoon tea at the tasteful Greentree Tea Room.



Angela McRae said...

Wow, Maureen, your pictures are fantastic! I especially like the way you photographed the building from that approach -- I don't think anyone else did that. Lovely!

Marilyn said...

This sounds like a wonderful tearoom to visit. Loved seeing the wall of tea accessories too.

Sook Teng said...

Wow I like the scones, thanks for sharing this lovely tearoom.

Rosemary said...

What a fun time we had!

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