Four years ago my mom and sister-in-law threw me an amazing baby shower at a place called The Tea Cozy Cottage in Mariemont, Ohio. It was a darling cottage that had tradition English tea with all the delicious food you could think of! I have fond memories of having Tea there with friends and family while celebrating the anticipated arrival of our first born, Luke.
When I heard The Tea Cozy Cottage had closed I was pretty bummed out! Until I heard the cottage had new owners and I was anxious to check out what changes they had made. My mom and I were invited to go for a Mother’s Day Tea and we were blown away by the beautiful transformation of the cottage! It is now called Heritage Tastings at the Cottage and you can tell they’ve worked hard on the outside because it looks like a different place entirely! The landscaping is beautifully done and they’ve also added a garden patio which looks so inviting you’re not sure if you’d rather enjoy the tea room inside or the outdoor patio al fresco!
There’s more good news because they’ve added a few more things to the cottage and they are now offering wine and beer tastings along with weekend dinners and weekend tea sittings! If you’ve never been, you should absolutely check this place out for your next upcoming special event, the charm of the cottage will have you coming back time and again! They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for afternoon Tea Sittings and evening Dinner. Their website has more info on special events!
A 5 course meal for $22 includes finger sandwiches, scone, fruit and cheese plate, soup, salad, quiche, and dessert. The Heritage Tastings Tea Sitting’s are seasonally inspired with the fresh appeal of the farmer’s market and our own garden vegetables, herbs and greens. Check back often to view the changing menu.
The Heritage Tastings dinner menu is a prix fixe menu of 5 courses for $30. The themed menu changes frequently and includes appetizer, salad, soup, entree, and dessert. We feature dining choices that are thoughtfully prepared and in appropriate portion sizes so you will have the opportunity to indulge in a multi-course dining experience. You also have the option of a wine or beer pairing which includes a different drink carefully selected to harmonize with each course.
It’s important to also keep in mind that Heritage Tastings is a unique and cozy place to relax and enjoy, don’t expect to come here for a fast chain restaurant type experience. The owners are dedicated to ensuring you have a great experience and they work hard to provide that for you. The cottage has limited seating so even if you have a reservation you may have to wait a few minutes to get seated, but don’t be in a rush – the service for us was wonderful and we loved every minute. While we were there we noticed a couple groups waiting and they were fairly impatient despite the fact that the cottage was packed and they were doing their best to keep up with the excellent personal service and amazing food. I would imagine that word has spread fast that you are in for a treat when you go to Heritage Tastings!
Jennie will be going next to try out one of their Wine Tastings or Dinner and I can’t wait to hear how she liked it! After tea we went shopping for the baby girl and we came home with some adorable PINK clothes for her! Grandma had already bought her first dress for her and I can’t tell you how surreal it was standing in the girls section at the store! I honestly thought I would never be over there buying for my own little girl! All in all, it was a Mother’s Day I will never forget! Be sure to check out Heritage Tastings Facebook page to stay up to date on all their upcoming events! Their menu also changes each month so be sure to check that out on their website!