This is a historical mansion renovated and opened a few years ago to the public as a restaurant that specializes in brunch and afternoon tea.
The building is sitting on a large property overlooking the Mississippi river.
We used to live close by and whenever I passed by this house I felt somewhat sad seeing the house being empty and looking abandoned.
I was hoping that someone would make this place a restaurant or a tea room, and they just did exactly what I hoped for!
The inside of the house is tastefully decorated.
I wouldn’t choose to decorate our house this way, but I certainly appreciate the style.
I was focused on the building architecture and experience, and to tell the truth I wasn’t expecting much from food.
Well, it was a nice surprise.
The menu was interesting, and the food was very good!
My mother-in-law had french toast with berries.
Terry had a puff pastry with crab cake, a poached egg, and salad (with lavender dressing!).
I had a puff pastry with sauteed wild mushrooms, scrambled eggs, and grilled asparagus.
They were all well prepared and delicious!
Look, how graceful this man is when pouring tea.
Love having tea with my hubby!
After brunch, we went upstairs to check out their gift shop.
The restaurant is apparently featured in a book as one of the best afternoon tea restaurants.
I even got to wear my “brunch with mother-in-law” dress today (lol).
Next time I would love to make a reservation for a tea party!
Here is the restaurant’s website. The Mad Hatter.
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