I have never been a fan of floral motifs in fabrics and wallpapers. And laces. I find it so makcik ‘ropol-ropol’… But of course, if done tastefully in the English cottage kinda theme, it can look quite nice ( quite, but still not to my liking ). Hence I was never tempted to do the tea time thingy at WinterWarmers, no matter how many reviews have been said about its quaintness and delicious English inspired food especially the lovely scones, homemade jams, lavendar cheesecakes– the whole works.
But yesterday, a friend who was in a way or another responsible for my achievement in getting my license to translate, wanted to meet for tea there, at WinterWarmers. Her 8 years working in England has Anglonised her tastebuds for all things English, and yes— including the florals and ‘ropol-ropol’ laces. And since WinterWarmers is 5 min from home, I was ok with the idea.
I didn’t eat anything as I was from a lunch gathering but what I had, and the array of things found in the menu made me oblivious to its ‘mak-mak British setting’. I had Rose Ice Latte, and it was lovely. Simply lovely. Like the English Rose 🙂
There were things on the menu like an array of scones with homemade jams/mini sandwiches served on multi-tier quaint tea set with errm yes…floral prints.
And so I have discovered that no matter how I find laces and florals ‘obit’, the food and the service at WinterWarmers will lure me back there. With girlfriends of course, for tete-a-tete while ‘berfeeling’ English tai-tai.