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Place to have tea on Saturday before Mother's Day

I am looking for a nice place to take my mother for high tea on the Saturday before Mother's Day. The Trinitarian Church in Wayland did a nice one a few years ago, complete with men in kilts serving tea, and a string orchestra from Berklee College of Music. However, it seems like it was a one time thing. I want to avoid going into Boston, if possible. I got an email about one at The Sherborn Inn, but it was $50 per person, plus 18% gratuity; that seems like more than they charge in Boston! Any ideas for around the Metrowest area? Gore Place is having one, but it is ON Mother's Day; I am looking for a Saturday place. Thanks in advance.

Apr 24, 2013
labbydog in Greater Boston Area

Freezing a storebought cheesecake with toppings

The toppings look to be caramel, like a strawberry and blueberry glaze/jam covering, chocolate swirl, things like that.....doesn't look like fresh fruit to me. Now that I think of it, doesn't Sara Lee make a frozen strawberry cheesecake?

Dec 10, 2012
labbydog in General Topics

Freezing a storebought cheesecake with toppings

I just bought a Wellesley Farms 14 piece sampler cheesecake from BJ's. It was on sale and I thought I would freeze it and serve it for dessert for Xmas dinner. I Googled freezing cheesecake, and practically everyone cautions against freezing cheesecakes WITH toppings because they say the fruit and gelatin used in the toppings do not retain their texture after freezing and defrosting. Does anyone know of a method for freezing it that will not ruin it? HELP!

Dec 10, 2012
labbydog in General Topics

Al fresco fine dining near art museum area

Hello. My husband, son (11 yrs.) and I are going to visit the King Tut exhibit this weekend.
We will be staying on Ben Fkln Pkwy and are looking for a nice restaurant for Friday night.
We'll have a car, but I was looking for a "walk-to" place in the area that is good. I've looked at the websites for Waterworks, Rembrandt's and Twentyone. Any feedback on any of those?
Or, are there others that are better? BTW, my son is well behaved and will eat different types of food.


Jul 17, 2007
labbydog in Pennsylvania