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New York Times: Tired of Mother’s Day Brunch? Try Tea!

April 29th, 2017 by Sharon Welch-Blair

The New York Times says it best: TIRED OF MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH? TRY TEA!  And your “Downtown Abbey”, The Empress of Little Rock,  has the solution!  Mother’s Day Grand High Tea, Sunday, May 14th at 3:00 p.m.  Call 501-374-7966 or visit www.theempress.com for complete details.  Reservations are required; seating is limited.  

The New York Times is suggesting a better alternative to Mother’s Day Brunch might be a unique experience with Mom with a British bent, Victorian Grand High Tea. An opportunity to connect with our vintage past and our family ties!  Elegant Irish Creme Scones, recipe shared direct from The Empress Hotel in A teacup for Mother's! What a great Mother's Day Tradition.Victoria, Canada, homemade lemon curd, clotted cream, Brie Fig Tea Sandwiches, and the “Piece de resistance”, meringues with Rose Water Cream and fresh fruit of the season, just to tickle your appetite a wee bit.  

Join us after for a tour of the award winning and beautifully restored  1888 Hornibrook Mansion and learn the architecture, the history of the Irish American family that built it, and the tragedy that has created the “mystique” in the card room on the third floor.  Some even say there’s a Ghost!
Gentlemen, join us with your Mothers.  Ladies, wear your hats and Beauty at The Empress Gardensyour gloves.  We’ll bring out the crystal, silver, china, and nostalgia.  We’ll have some special memento and surprises as well.   It’s a special day to remember, rejoice, and enjoy!!

$45 per person plus tax and gratuity

Reservations required.  Limited Seating.

A High Tea for The Most Special of Ladies…

March 20th, 2013 by Sharon Welch-Blair

teacupsBecause we think Mom is so special, The Empress is throwing a party just for her on Mother’s Day!  Join us for a Grand High Tea with home made English Scones, clotted cream and lemon curd, dainty gourmet finger sandwiches, elegant desserts, and specialty tea all freshly prepared and served with Victorian Pomp and Circumstance.  Finish with our specialty hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries.

Converted in 1995 to The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel and Conference Center, the mansion has an amazing history…which we will happily share with you!  Step back in the past for an hour of genteel tea and good company during which your hostess will introduce you to the Victorian beginnings of The Empress!  So don your gloves and wear your hat.  This is an occasion to celebrate, share with your Mom, and remember

Mother’s Day High Tea Highlighted on Channel 11

May 14th, 2012 by Assistant Innkeeper

Mother’s Day High Tea was one of the events going on in the Quapaw Quarter this weekend, but it was the only one devoted to Mom! Each Mom received a rose following a time-honored tradition: red if living, white if not. Guests were entertained by a musical presention that brought a tear to the eye of several mothers. “Think of Me,” from Phantom of the Opera was performed by Jena Blair, Sharon’s granddaughter. The highlight was a recitation from a May 30, 1909, article from the New York Times describing the country cousin who drank from his “finger bowl”, not understanding the quintessential and legendary use of the finger bowl for cleansing dainty fingers.  Guests had a good chuckle and sampled the custom for themselves. Lots of tea, scones, and clotted cream, not to mention specialty sandwiches and tradtional English desserts, whetted the palate of male and female guests alike.

Channel 11 heartily agreed and aired a lovely segment on the news highlighting a romantic experience and past traditions, all designed to make Mom’s day very special and unique. We hope you all enjoy reading about the event and seeing the video to follow from Channel 11. Catch us again next year.

 

Mother’s Day Grand High Tea-A Day to Share and Remember!

April 27th, 2012 by Lisa

Pricing Details: $40 per person

Because we think Mom is so special, The Empress is throwing a party just for her on Mother’s Day!  Join us for a Grand High Tea with home made English Scones, clotted cream and lemon curd, dainty gourmet finger sandwiches, elegant desserts, and specialty tea all freshly prepared and served with Victorian Pomp and Circumstance.  Finish with our specialty hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries.

Converted in 1995 to The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel and Conference Center, the mansion has an amazing history…which we will happily share with you!  Step back in the past for an hour of genteel tea and good company during which your hostess will introduce you to the Victorian beginnings of The Empress!  So don your gloves and wear your hat.  This is an occasion to celebrate, share with your Mom, and remember