High Tea at the George Washington Inn

The tables were set on the ocean front piazza, also known as a veranda.

First course included Black Forest and Lavender Cheddar Scones, Dried Cherry and Orange Biscuits, Fresh Lavender Biscuits and assorted flavored Butters and Jams. Beth reads my blog and she’s a real fast learner. After the first course she knew to pass me the service plate for photos before any of us took a bite. The drawback to eating with a blogger!!

Second Course included Petite Spinach and Swiss Quiche, Smoked Salmon Mousse-Filled Cucumber Cups, and Lavender Cream Cheese Turkey Finger Sandwiches.

Third Course included Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Assorted Petits Fours, and Rasberry/Lemon Lavender Cheesecake.

Tea served with each course was raspberry lavender black tea.

George Washington spoke to us during tea, sharing many interesting stories of his life leading up to his presidency.

President George Washington in portrayal is available for events and can be reached at vfrykholm@olypen.com

Katie won a bar of soap from Mt. Vernon for asking the president the best question of the day.

We were blessed during our tea time with views of more than one rainbow.

A stop at the gift shop on our way out for some lavender goodies to take home.

We also couldn’t resist sitting in the great rockers and squinting in the sunshine before we headed to our ferry crossing home.

It was a lovely day for High Tea at the George Washington Inn with Katie and Beth and of course with our first President.

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17 thoughts on “High Tea at the George Washington Inn

  1. What a lovely tea – the food was just gorgeous and the view even more so. Of course not everyone gets to chat with America’s first president! I’m curious though – what was Katie’s question?

    • I asked whether he wanted to be president or whether he was volunteered by his colleagues…his answer was that he didn’t want to be president, he was voted in unanimously anyway, and he thought it his duty to serve as well as he could since they asked it of him. He took no pay as General or President and just wanted to go home and be a “planter”. πŸ™‚

  2. I studied every item on that tea table and the whole thing passed my very critical test – sweet, savoury, lots of cream, nice little sandwiches – perfect in every way! I’ll be putting the inn on my list of places to stop next time I’m over that way.

  3. Oh I’d love to know Katie’s question and how it was answered. We had a local gentleman who portrayed Joshua Chamberlain. It was always fascinating to see him perform or have the chance to talk with him.

    Those tables are lovely set up on the veranda. What lovely views and the tea itself looks delightful. Did you have a favorite? Thank you for being good to all the foodies in your audience.

  4. Everything looked wonderful! I can see that you girls know how to have fun together, find spots of interest and beauty….and eat good food!

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  6. What a beautiful place for high tea… and how wonderful with the First President himself sharing stories too. Love all the dainty goodies, both edibles and the fragrant lavender.

  7. I enjoyed catching up by looking at all your posts about GW, including his statue in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. I have a great admiration for George Washington ever since my son attended the DC university with his name and I began reading more about our first President. There are so many historical places in NYC that he was a part of that makes me feel his presence. The George Washington In is very lovely and their high tea looked exquisite.

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  9. Remembering your visit a couple of years ago! We’re having another “High Tea” at the inn in honor of George Washington’s 282nd birthday on the 22nd! We still have seating available for both sittings. We will be taking reservations until Feb. 10, 2014. Here’s the link if any of your friends are interested: http://conta.cc/1i2LZcy

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