Sunday, May 23, 2010
My Tea Party at Pix Patisserie
This afternoon Tim took me out for a birthday tea party - I have been looking forward to this for weeks! Pix Patisserie now does this special Tea Brunch thing, one set price for tea and a platter of 20 or so different treats. It was insane - my eyes immediately knew this would be a painful feat to consume. Ever since I was a little bitty girl I loved a good tea party. Pix did not disappoint, it may have been a rainy afternoon, and I did not have the proper lace gloves and hat... but I had a good time!Pictured above are the treats: I started with the cheese (center), took two tiny little bites of savory Spanish raw goats milk cheese - proceeded to do a little mini dance in my chair. That cheese was awesome. On to the baked treats, brioche and scones - with cups of cream, lemon curd and house-made nutella to spread... holy cripes it was all so good and it just continued. Macaroon cookies (one was passion fruit flavored, the other was a green macha cookie) and chocolate truffles, cucumber sandwiches and mushroom pate baked in little puff pastries... I think we agreed the piece-du-resistance was the little quail egg wrapped in prosciutto and dipped in sesame seeds. That was scrumptious. I peaked out half-way thru a little almond cake. Seriously - soo much sugar and chocolate all at once, I had slept in so this was basically first thing in the day for me - breakfast of tea and chocolates caused me to nearly pass out from the high of over indulgence. I remained concious to love and appreciate every moment, although I must admit it was far too much for two people and some ended up coming home with me in a box.