Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Moving Afternoon Tea from Whistler!

Bad pic of the train but at least I have one.  We took the Rocky Mountaineer back from Whistler to Vancouver.  A three and one half hour adventure and we had the pleasure of afternoon tea catered by the The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  It was really deluxe!
We both had a "cocktail" before, ginger ale and apple juice.
A very nice assortment of sandwiches, golden beet, cucumber and watercress, ham & cheese and smoked salmon.  I just love afternoon tea anywhere!  It was very well done.  Then, of course, came the scone, Devon cream and jam.
And I had jasmine tea.  They had quite a few choices.
Then came The Herbal Husband's favorite, dessert.
From left to right, a chocolate covered cream puff (The Herbal Husband got mine and I got his lemon tart which was in the middle of this photo and of course, a chocolate covered strawberry.)  It was a lovely, lovely tea and the scenery was wonderful as well.
We had great service on that train ride.  I called them the Three Mountaineers!  They gave us history of the train and region and were frequently pointing out special places and were a great team.  Soo if you ever get the chance to go on the train and have tea, do it!  Make it an experience!  I think I'll join Bernideen for Afternoon Tea.  Still hot and humid in the 'Burgh.  Hope you are having a pleasant weekend wherever you may be.  Talk to you later.


Bernideen said...

OH WHAT A WONDERFUL POST- IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! Let's all go on this train...thank you so much for posting! I have to print this out as my hubby loves trains.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Thanks Bernideen! I'm sorry I don't over your way more often! Glad to help in your adventures!

Anonymous said...

The tea sounds lovely.
The mountains look lovely, lovely.
The memory of ginger ale is triple lovely.

When we would go to my grandparents and while the adults had coctails with appitizers the grandschildren were sometimes offered a soda which we accepted gratefully. Said soda was served in a milk glass (6 oz.) with ice and you guessed it - it was ginger ale. I was 50 before I relized that we got ginger ale because it was on hand for anyone who liked it with their bourbon!!!

Commenting as anonymous as blogger just wipes me off as I have no blog and I DONT want a blog.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

I'm glad I'm bringing you good memories, Anonymous. Come by when you feel the need to comment on something I've written! Thanks.

The Herbalist's Cottage said...

What a wonderful way to "see" some of Canada - the afternoon tea looked divine.
Love Leanne

Rosemary said...

What a lovely experience Nancy! I'm jealous!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

It was a very nice day and a perfect ending, Leanne. Thanks for stopping by! xxoo Nancy

Well, you'll just have to round up the family and go! Whistler is a great family vacation place!

Pat said...

Everything looks beautifully prepared and what terrific surroundings to take tea in the afternoon...thank you for sharing your trip.

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

My pleasure, TO! More adventures to come soon!

Donna Heber said...

Tea on the train! How wonderful is that. Everything looks so inviting. Thank you for sharing your trip.