Monday, November 10, 2008

TEA SOCIETY LUNCHEON AT IRISH ACRES( LHTS members: Darleen Chamberlain,Polly Singer( visit Polly's wonderful website), Natalie Ferguson( owner of Zip Zip Vintage Sewing Blog), yours truly in the red wrap, and Mary Justice. Thank you, Maureen Burdon, for taking this photograph for us.)

Saturday afternoon, 5 members of The Ladies' Historical Tea Society and one guest enjoyed the exquisite ambiance of Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques and the delectable cuisine served at The Glitz Restaurant, housed in lower level of the facility. We have made this excursion an annual autumn ritual for our society. This unique place is always a very popular destination for those of us in Central Kentucky and beyond. A mere walk through the seemingly ordinary, yet very tall, front doors of this former school and you are transported into a virtual wonderland of exquisite beauty and feast for all the senses. For more information and photographs of this enchanted destination, click on the link in the following paragraph.

Irish Acres Gallery of Antiques displays 32,000 square feet of American and European furniture, glassware, china, crystal, silver, linens, dolls, jewelry, rugs, decorative accessories and International giftware. Irish Acres offers something for everyone, from the curious browser to the serious collector.

In closing, I must share what I had for lunch: Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Pistachio chicken stuffed with apples topped with a delicious chutney and served on top of basmati rice, and for dessert a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust covered with praline sauce. And last but not least, two cups of Earl Grey Tea. Heavenly!

7 comments:

willow said...

What a perfect society outing! Wish I lived near you so I could come, too. I just got some cream and mushrooms since I've been craving mushroom soup. And I love your red shawl or is it a cape?

Rebecca said...

Oh, Willow..You would love this place and would be more than welcome at any or all of our events. What fun you would bring!..

Thank you! Yes, it's a very large shawl and one of my favorites.

The Hungarian Mushroom Soup was divine. All, save one, of us ordered this ( the other had mini-crab cakes) and we could have made a meal of this alone..I have got to find a recipe that's close. The chef does not give out recipes at the Glitz..I asked the hostess but was told that they have a policy where only employees can have the recipe and at that they can only choose one per month..:^(

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a lovely photograph! It sounds like a wonderful outing for all, and you do look magnificent in red!

Betsy said...

Yummy food and browsing an antique gallery....sounds like a perfect afternoon! You look beautiful in your red! :)

Rebecca said...

Pamela and Betsy...Thanks...Wish you could've been with us...The food was so wonderful and I saw more than a few items in the antique gallery that would've loved to have come home with me...

Mmm said...

Oh, that does sound heavenly! If only I could get a couple of my American friends to do something like that! Yeah, right!! :)

Lavinia said...

Rebecca, you look radiant in red. That lunch sounds utterly delicious. Well I've recently learned that there is a transplanted Kentucky (Louisville) native in my neck of the woods! I spoke to him at church and his southern accent was lovely. He was telling me how they have snow in Kentucky and I couldn't believe it. He told me that Kentucky is not as far south as I may imagine.