Wednesday, April 15, 2015

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

ADDRESS: 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108
CROSS STREETS: Allen 
FWY ACCESS: 210

WEBSITE: huntington.org
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Youtube, Vimeo, Tumblr, iTunes, Verso blog
PHONE: 626.683.8131 
EMAIL: Book online or call for reservations

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 12noon-4:30p (last seating at 3:30) 
  • Sat & Sun: 10:45a-4:30p (last seating at 3:30p) 
  • Tues: Closed 
  • During our summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) the Tea Room is open Wed-Mon: 10:45a-4:30p (last seating at 3:30p) 
  • On Free Admission Days (the first Thursday of each month) the Tea Room is open from 10:45a-4:30p. Reservations are accepted for those with Free Day tickets. Walk-in seating is also available on a first-come, first-served basis.
PARKING: Free in their shady surface lot 
CAPACITY: na
RESERVATIONS: Yes
GIFT SHOP: Yes, bookstore/shop near the entrance to the grounds. The store is a must! Here you will find stationery, music and oh so much more 
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Not for tea
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: na
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: na, but the buffet ensures ample choices
PRICE:
  • Adults: $31.00 per person, plus tax 
  • Children (ages 4-8): $14.99 per person, plus tax 
  • Children (ages 2-3): $7.50 per person, plus tax 
  • Huntington admission is a separate required cost, paid upon entering the grounds (Adults: $23-25)

MENU: See end of listing

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: One of the most important and beautiful home museums in the country, with themed botanical gardens, art & furniture galleries, and of course, a substantial library that houses the Guttenberg and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: A full buffet of tea treats plus salads
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Nothing compares to the setting
OWNED BY: The Huntington Library & Gardens
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the heart of picturesque San Marino, the author's hometown :) 
YEAR ESTABLISHED: Founded in 1919
LISTING UPDATED: April 2015


MENU

Assorted Petite Scones 
Served with Butter, Wild Berry Jam, Orange Marmalade and Clotted Cream
Candied Ginger  ·  Blueberry-Rosemary  ·  Raisin  ·  Chocolate Chip  ·  Apple Cinnamon  ·  Apricot  ·  Cranberry-Orange

Select Tea Breads
Apple Spice  ·  Chocolate Chip  ·  Banana  ·  Cranberry  ·  Blueberry  ·  Zucchini

Tea Sandwiches
Carrot Ginger  ·  White Albacore Salad  ·  Smoked Salmon  ·  Chicken Tarragon  ·  Watercress  ·  Cucumber Mint  ·  Egg Salad

Salads
Wild Greens with Feta & Crispy Bacon  ·  Soba Noodle Salad  ·  Three-Bean Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Black Olive Tapenade Served with Assorted Crackers
Hummus Tahini Served with Pita Crisps

Select Domestic Cheeses Served with Assorted Crackers

Fresh Seasonal Fruit & Berries

Petite Sweets
Lemon Bars  ·  Iced Chocolate Brownies  ·  Pecan Bars  ·  Shortbread Cookies  ·  Lemon Drop Cookies  ·  Fresh Fruit Tartlets  ·  Chocolate Mousse Cups  ·  Berry Mousse Cups  ·  Lemon Mousse Cups

Assorted Hot Tea
Strawberry Kiwi  ·  Rose  ·  Apricot  ·  Estate Black  ·  Mandarin Rooibos

Additional Beverages
Coffee  ·  Iced Tea  ·  Lemonade

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