Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday, and afternoon tea is a wonderful way to spend some time with your mom. After all, isn’t that what many mothers say they want: a nice time with their children? Of course, you can take her to the Fairmont for afternoon tea, but that’s fairly spendy. Several local tea rooms are offering special Mother’s Day menus this year; remember, like all special events at restaurants, advanced reservations are required.
1. Mother’s Day Tea Celebration: Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. seatings; Sunday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. seatings.
Plentiful pot of tea
Assorted tea sandwiches and green salad
Tea fancies: tea cookie, tea hat petit four, citrus tart, and dessert bar
Warm Heritage scone with Devonshire cream and preserves
Toasted crumpet with rum butter
$37 per person (advance reservations required)
Add a blood orange mimosa for an additional $11.
Satori Tea Company’s Tea Atelier
37 N. San Pedro St., San Jose.