|Afternoon Tea in the Centennial Rose Garden|
|A touch of class in the country - Enjoy tea and pie or pastry in the company of roses.|
|Tea In The Rose Garden|
Mr. V's brings a touch of England to rural Alberta with their afternoon tea. Weather permitting, afternoon tea is served in the Centennial Rose Garden between the hours of 1pm and 3pm each Saturday and Sunday during July and August.
Mr. V's Centennial Rose Garden is the perfect place to gather for socializing. Built in 2005 to commemorate Alberta's 100 years in confederation, the garden contains a fountain and thirteen different hardy and fragrant roses; one variety for each province and territory in the dominion on September 5, 2005.
Mr, V's has a wide variety of traditional English or herbal teas. Served with either pie or pastry, afternoon tea is a perfect way to unwind after a busy day or simply gather with friends for some quiet conversation.
Afternoon tea was "invented" by Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the mid 1800's in England. Since dinner for the upper class was normally served between 7:00pm an 8:30pm, there was an enourmous gap between the noon and evening meals. Since Anna found the pangs of hunger set in about about 5:00pm she instructed her butler to bring tea, bread and butter to the sitting room at that time. Soon she started inviting friends to join her for this new social event.
As the beverage tea became affordable, the growing middle class, who began imitating the social elites, found that the afternoon tea was an economical of entertaining several guests without spending too much money.
Although a rarety on the prairies, afternoon tea is still served at many of the finer hotels and restaurants in Victoria, B.C. The difference between us and them is more than afordability, Mr. V's uses their own "Picked Fresh From The Garden" fruit in each and every one of their pies.
If tea is not your cup of tea, we can also serve Tim Horton's coffee with your pie or pastry.
|Price last updated on Feb 11, 2007||Listing of Rose_Garden|