Thursday, April 7, 2011

Ruffles, Roses, and Bows

Today, mom and I went to Ruby Rose Tea Room in Stoneville for lunch. Such fun to enjoy the quaint antiques of this era throughout the house.  The place makes you think you've gone back in time to a more relaxed time during the Victorian age.  There are roses painted on the middle of the doors and even on the back of many of the chairs .  Each room is decorated in flowers, lace, doilies, china, hats, gloves, jewelry, etc. of this time period. Both the owner as well as the server were friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive to our every need.

The food was terrific.  I had egg salad on croissant, white bean chicken chili, and a fruit cup.  Mom chose rosemary chicken salad on a croissant, potato salad, and fruit cup.  We shared a pot of very berry hot tea.  And then we were served the most delicious piece of heaven for dessert, called butter pecan bundt cake, but the name didn't do it justice.  Should have been called something angelic because only terrestrial beings should be able to enjoy anything that delicious.  The owner was tight-lipped on the recipe specifics, but I got enough out of her to understand she soaked the baked cake in a butter/brown sugar/rum concoction after it came from the oven, then poured on more before it was served on a plate predusted with powdered sugar.  See, doesn't it sound divine? Drat, I didn't get any pictures of it though. Sounds like I need to go again.  

I treated myself to a silver bracelet I found in the gift shop made from the handles of two silver spoons.

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