Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Way We Were Tablescape

Do you remember the Way We Were - when we could 
go to restaurants and sit close together?  

We had this birthday lunch the first week in 
March, and then everything closed down the second 
week in March, so I never posted this event. 

We finally went to our first sit down restaurant 
this last week.  It felt strange, yet exciting, and 
we are sure hoping that most restaurants will be 
able to make it through the empty chairs and empty tables.

Taste is a chocolate factory and restaurant in 
downtown Provo, and they offered afternoon teas 
by reservation.

Miss Pansy got invited along to this tea.

It was the first time many of us had been to Taste.  
It is in the historic downtown district, and they 
have done a beautiful job creating a wonderful 
and special space for special occasions.

We haven't been able to gather as a group 
since this lunch in early March, but we have 
done several Zoom gatherings.  It is so great 
to see everyone's faces and hear their voices 
and know what is happening in their lives.  

Have you gathered with your friends over 
FaceTime or Zoom?

These huge tufted couches set behind marble tables just speak 
elegance and special.  

The table is set with white porcelain plates and 
lovely flatware.  The afternoon tea menu rests on your plate.

Clear glass goblets are simple, yet elegant.  
We truly felt transported to another time.  

Next time we are able to go, maybe we should 
wear hats and dresses - that would be so appropriate.

From top to bottom we were served sweets, scones with 
clotted cream and strawberry jam, and savory sandwiches.

You could choose from herbal teas, specialty sodas or 
my choice - French Sipping Chocolate - shall I say 
it was more like rich French chocolate pudding.  

It was so rich and decadent, but it was fun to 
dip your scones in too.

Every savory sandwich was a delight and 
we were quite full by the time we finished 
the savory portion of the tea.

The portions were very generous, and the scones were 
truly the best that I have had, including afternoon 
teas that we had in London.

Before we leave, I have to show you a peak into 
the chocolate factory through the glass panel.  

I can't wait until I can go back again and 
enjoy sitting next to my friends.  I have 
to say that sitting in a restaurant with 
other people, even though we were socially 
distancing, felt a little strange.  Someday we 
will feel like it is normal again, and I can't wait.

I will be posting this with

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Wow! The food looks delish! Isn't it always fun to gather with girlfriends? And what a pretty place to go! I am also anxious to spend time with friends and find a bit of normalcy again!! Miss Pansy is so pretty!

  2. {sigh}.....wondering if it'll ever be the same. That sure did look like a joyful time with friends. I am still not ready to go for inside dining, waiting for the surge after all this reopening. As of today, everything in our state is now open, the spas, casinos and bars being the last to do so.

  3. Wow, what a lovely place to hook up with girlfriends. Everything looks delicious. I hope things get back to normal one day. I am so glad you all got to experience this decadent experience. Everyone loves chocolate. Thanks for sharing a lovely place.

  4. Love from me Ria 💕🍀🙏🍀💕

  5. Oh I would love this spot, especially with girlfriends. The chocolate looks divine and all of the food delicious. Yes, visiting through FT and Zoom until we feel comfortable getting out. Still staying in and ordering groceries and in Quarantine. Look forward to things getting back to normal, soon I pray.......


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