Friday, April 6, 2012

Adorabelle rejuvenates Steveston Courthouse with tea room and gift shop

Although Steveston is mostly associated with seafood, sometimes you feel like having something other than great fish & chips.

And even those who consider themselves devoted to casual dining must, at times, crave for something a little more formal?

So, when I heard of Adorabelle and the promise of a fine pot of tea and dainties, I decided to take a look at this new addition to Steveston's growing string of culinary pearls.

White and pink pearls, as it turned out.

Located in historical Steveston Courthouse, Adorabelle beckons you from behind a neat picket fence. One window welcomes you while the opposite one bids you farewell. What a creative way to mark the "entrance'' and "exit" doors, I thought.

Once you step in, you are greeted with a charming interior that evokes a sense of gentility with glimpses of the Eiffel Tower, pretty trinkets and cards, and tables and chairs in soft pink and white. And Cathy - in her frilly apron and warm welcoming smile - just seems to complete the picture.

Adorabelle offers four one-hour sittings, from Wednesday to Sunday, where you can partake in a dainty feast of tea sandwiches, baked scones, and petite sweets - served with a heartwarming pot of loose leaf tea. What a refreshing way to celebrate life's special moments - right in the heart of our village.

So, call ahead to make your reservation. Then dust off your floppy hat, pull on those gloves, and head on down to Adorabelle.

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