Saturday, 4 May 2013

Afternoon Tea at the Conservatory

Just waddled out of the Conservatory at the Casino Melbourne.
What a wonderful pre-Mother's Day High Tea. My girls and I (two daughters and two daughter-in-laws) indulged ourselves with a "girls" afternoon tea celebrating our motherhood without the children (apart from one baby granddaughter who could not be left behind).






The Conservatory sits at the top of the opulent staircase at the front of the Casino and is a lovely elegant setting for high tea, the view of the river lovely, the chairs so comfortable and the "all you can eat" delicious savouries and tempting sweet treats were never ending.  A glass of champagne made the occasion complete.
My Girls waiting to be seated
  

 And when the savouries were done we started on the sweets and copious cups of tea and coffee and the odd glass of champagne.

Take your pick
No calorie counting here!
Chocolate Fountain just crying out for marshmallow and fruit dipping

Dark chocolate mouse on biscuit base with edible silver leaf
Tangy Lemon Tart with mini Meringue
Pannacotta
Creamy filled chocolate base topped with strawberries

Tarty Rhubarb with raspberry 

 
Selection of ice cream and toppings
All that sugar makes us tired!
Definitely not a place to go if you are counting calories but lovely once in a while 
- in the diary for next year!


15 comments:

  1. Doesn't high tea just spell elegance. That looks like a gorgeous treat you ladies had! Happy Mothers' Day

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    1. I love it but my eyes are always bigger than my belly!

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  2. Everything looks delicious, especially those deserts. Oh and the little granddaughter is yummy too. It looks like a perfect outing. Happy Mother's Day for the 12th.

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    1. Everything was very lovely, baby Matilda enjoyed being out with the girls too.

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  3. What a great day out. Your daughters and daughter-in-laws are all gorgeous and how adorable is your grand-daughter! What a pretty bow in her hair. The high tea at this hotel looks amazing and like it has a very fresh and original selection. I do like the sound of the chocolate fountain xx

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    1. The chocolate fountain was very hard to resist - so I didn't - I twirled a couple of marshmallows under that stream and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  4. That looks INCREDIBLE! And aren't you all a gorgeous looking family? What a great idea for a day out.

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  5. Thank you for your lovely comments.

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  6. I haven't gone to high tea in years! This sounds and looks amazing. I'm glad you had such a lovely day. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thank you Mary it was quite lovely. Go on treat yourself!

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  7. I would have liked to have been there too! Don't know what I would have chosen from those delicious looking desserts - maybe a little of each one!!

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    1. We all tried very hard to have one of everything! We rolled out the doors - little piggies we were.

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is amazing! I think I would have had to try them all, too.

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    1. When attempting this experience please note: "go with an empty stomach".

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  9. MMMM This post Is beyond lovely:) and thanks for so sweet words.

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    have an amazing week dear

    LOVE Maria

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