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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.