Without restaurants, waiters would purposelessly wander parks all day, folding swans out of actual swans. Keep their hands occupied with this Groupon.
$35 for a Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea Experience ($71.90 Value)
The Grand Tea experience includes a selection of tea with a solid foundation of fresh fruits, scones paired with jams and clotted creams, and a choice of petite soup or salad. Along with appetizers, guests dine on tea sandwiches and canapés before finishing the outing with assorted desserts chosen by the chef. Additionally, duos can celebrate man's recent mastery of carbonation while sipping complimentary sparkling cider or champagne. Guests also receive a voucher for $25 off a purchase of $100 or more at Coldwater Creek.
First Ladies Tea Parlor
Perhaps it’s the dining room’s glittering chandeliers that make diners feel as though they’ve stepped back in time, or maybe it’s the silver tea sets displayed atop baroque-style tables that bring to mind a bygone era. Though it’s difficult to single out the one element of First Ladies Tea Parlor that transports diners to the past, it’s evident that owner KJ Jordan has realized her vision. KJ’s passion for all things old-timey manifests itself in the parlor’s varied schedule of events, from historic fashion shows and presentations by authors and historical interpreters to speakeasy dinners that keep the spirit of the 1920s alive via live jazz and free admission for ghosts. Away from the sun-dappled dining room, chef Gabby Bauman and her culinary crew bustle about the kitchen whipping up light lunches featuring entrees named after first ladies, including the Lady Dolley sandwich filled with roasted turkey and avocado and the Lady Betty salad dappled with salmon fillet and apricot-ginger dressing.