My quest to start a whoopie pie stand of my very own in a Chicago farmers market.
A quick post just in time for Mother’s Day, and it’s even vaguely macaron-related! Getting back to my roots.
I recently took my mom out for a proper English afternoon of tea at Cafe des Architectes. Well, that’s probably not accurate. It was more likely a proper contemporary afternoon of tea as Cafe des Architectes has that clean-lined, modern look to it. It’s also French. But I’m sure it is rooted in strong English tradition nonetheless.
She loved it (as did I), and if your mom would go for this kind of thing, I highly highly recommend it as a Mother’s Day treat. Skip the $125/person buffets (who needs that much food anyway?), and take her out to a (maybe) slightly less crowded afternoon of tea. As a matter of fact, this was such a success, I’m taking my mom out for tea again on Mother’s Day. This time we’re going to try The Drake though. Nothing like going back in time after a little foray into the contemporary. The Drake has a few special additions to their tea on Mom’s Day: a fashion show and mini-makeovers by Mario Tricocci. I’ll report back to compare.