The Villages - July 2008 - (Page 56)

TEA PLANTATION ADDS NEW MENU ITEMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS The Tea Plantation on Canal Street in Lake Sumter Landing recently added breakfast and will offer those menu items from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Jan Summerfield and Marian Whitehead, who are partners in the restaurant along with their spouses, said their breakfast will include eggs benedict, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit with cottage cheese and a variety of delicious baked goods such as muffins, croissants, bagels and pastries. “We’re going to try to keep our new breakfast menu fairly light and healthy. We’re hoping to attract all the early morning people who are around the Canal Street area,” Jan said. Jan and Marian are also increasing their dinner menu to include steaks and offering a nightly special for evening diners. The new steaks will be on the menu as specials Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Guests can choose from Filets, New York Strips, Sirloin or Surf and Turf. Specials on other evenings are meatloaf, pork chops and fish night with salmon, tilapia, seafood pasta or crabcakes. “Our steaks will be extremely high quality, like the rest of our menu items,” Jan said. “We want people to realize we offer more than tea and advance our reputation as a fine restaurant. We felt steaks were a good way to do this. Our other new menu items will be just as strong.” “We’re also going to change our look at night as well with different linens and table decor. It will be more for intimate dining,” Marian said. The restaurant will offer evening dining from 4 to 8:15 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Jan noted they will continue to take reservations for evening customers. The Tea Plantation is well known for being a meeting spot for groups looking to have a great dining experience in a beautiful atmosphere. To offer these groups a fun activity, the restaurant has added Mystery Tea Parties in the afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. “ restaurants have All a normal gap between lunch and dinner and we’ve had several requests for special events,” Jan said. “We found out about the idea of Mystery Dinners and decided to combine it with afternoon tea, one of our specialties,” Jan said. “The minimum group size for a Mystery Tea Party is eight people and we can take groups as large as 60,” Marian added. “Eight people are needed to act out the roles of the mystery and everyone participates. Red Hat groups, golf leagues, neighborhood clubs and any group of friends would all have a great time.” Reservations are requested for Mystery Tea Party groups, please call 751-6826. Go & Do Retail Briefs MERCANTILE OFFERS SUMMER REFRESHMENT Looking for a way to cool off this summer? The Mercantile has a couple of suggestions. First, try the Mercantile’s line of drink mixes from Pelican Bay. New flavors hurricane and key lime mojoito, join the Villagers favorites peach lemonade and strawberry lemonade. Angela McCue, Market Square Mercantile store manager, said, “We’ll sample these drinks in July when people prefer a cool drink to coffee. These mixes are extremely popular. They have a great flavor and people find them perfect for summer entertaining.” Each mix makes a half gallon of beverage. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic recipes are available. JULY 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - July 2008

The Villages- July 2008
Making Amazing Jewelry
Villages Offers Family Fun
Creating with Wood
Sports and Recreation
Villages Greenery
Brain Exercises
Go & Do Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - July 2008