Saturday, August 14, 2010

"SCONES, FINGERS OR FORK?

I had lunch yesterday at our local tea room (Holly Cottage Tea Room)and was seated in the front room in a corner by myself. I had a great view of everyone in our room as well as some in two other rooms. As I waited for my lunch to arrive I watched others as they were eating. I noticed several things. Some chose to eat their scones with their fingers, while others chose a fork. While I prefer the fingers, I watched still as some chose to eat their panini's with their knife and fork as well. (Not an easy task I must say). Those eating it with a with a fork would probably have been appalled at me since I choose to hold it in my hand and also........dip it in my bowl of delicious tomato- basil soup! (NO!!!!)
But it certainly was a pleasant visit. Being alone you observe so much more. It was very crowded and there were at least four birthdays being celebrated. There was a grandmother and her granddaughter learning how to have tea "properly" (sweet child became so overwhelmed at one point she started crying), there was yet another grandmother and granddaughter, but she apparently was well versed in tea already and going on like a pro! (She ate her scone with her fingers). So I'd like to know about you, fingers or fork and do you dunk your panini in public? Just asking.

4 comments:

parTea lady said...

It would have been lovely to join you for tea. Isn't people watching fun? I eat scones with my fingers, breaking off small pieces and dressing each piece with cream and lemon curd. I'd probably dunk my panini too - the point is to enjoy!

kimberlyshaw said...

It sounds like you had a delightful time. What a fun observation. I eat scones with my fingers and would definitely dip my panini in my soup, too.

Steph said...

Fingers for me. I'm also a fan of going out to tea room solo. I find it a nice way to spend time with myself!

Angela McRae said...

I've never been to our tea room solo but you make a good case for doing so! I enjoyed your observations!