Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Rainy Days, Tea & Sympathy Dreams
Is there a place you dream about going when it rains? For me, it's New York City's Tea & Sympathy, my favorite rainy day haunt. I do also like a good Irish pub, where I'd devour a bowl of soup or veggie burger with some Magners cider and rice or bread pudding. Just thinking aloud! Under a blanket napping or sitting by a fireplace with a book or watching a great film sounds equally inviting. I wish I had a fireplace.
At Tea & Sympathy, comfort food is a must. The Welsh rarebit: English farmhouse cheddar with mustard and tomatoes on toast, $10.95, and a pot of blackberry tea, $4.50.
Hopefully a good friend is by my side sharing something equally nourishing to the soul, like the cheese onion quiche with a salad.
Long after it was eaten, still dreaming about a rhubarb crumble with hot golden custard, $8, enjoyed at a coveted window table.
Had a bite of my good mate's chocolate hazelnut banana cake, $8. I must try adding hazelnut and chocolate chips to my next banana bread loaf.
At Carry On Tea & Sympathy, the shop next door, Will and Kate fever continues!
Keeping Up with the Karadashians? No thanks. Keeping Up Appearances is more my speed. I always want to watch an episode when it rains.
What is your ideal rainy day filled with?