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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Ruth's Bowtie Pasta

Looking for something hearty to warm you up on a brisk autumn day? We have just the thing! Ruth's Bowtie Pasta is new to the Tea Room this week (Nov. 2nd). This entree is bowtie pasta that is topped with a creamy tomato sauce with Italian sausage and sweet bell peppers. We top it with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and bake it individually. It is served with a side salad and a breadstick.
It's become a favorite at Ruth's own house! The first time she made it, she was looking to create a vegetarian dish. Upon her husband's request, she added the Italian sausage and it's become a staple in her weekly meal planning!
We hope you enjoy it as much as Ruth's family does.
To visit us for lunch, please call 630-554-7100 and make a reservation.
Our menu changes weekly. You can see what's going to be served by visiting the Tea Room page of our website at

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's All The Fuss About?

Our customers are filling out our comment cards in a frenzy! What are they saying?

-"Cobbler dessert was great!" - Erica

-"What a lovely setting. I enjoyed lunch very much!" - Pam

-"Love it!" - Pat

-"Great day out with girlfriends" - Mary

Come for a visit and see what all the fuss is about! Reservations for Emerson Creek Tea Room can be made by calling 630-554-7100.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tea Room Menu for the Week of September 14, 2010

We have a great menu this week at Emerson Creek Tea Room. You can check out all the yummy goodies on our website. Please call 630-554-7100 for reservations. We'd love to see you for lunch!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Tunics! - Product of the Week

Anita has a great new product of the week! Inspired by the new movie, "Eat, Pray, Love," these Tunics are sure to be crowd-pleasers!

Come by the shop and check them out! We'd love to have you!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Barn Dance - Book Signing Event

Last night, Emerson Creek Pottery Tea Room held a book signing event. It was put together by Kindred Spirits Intuitive Arts Center and featured a book by New York Times best-selling author James Twyman. The Barn Dance, is the story of Twyman's life experiences after the loss of his wife.
Twyman was skyped in and interacted with the 40 guests who attended. Each person received an autograph from Twyman and enjoyed Emerson Creek homemade coconut cream pie. It was a great place to host a book discussion.
For more information on this book, you can visit Twyman's website.

If you are interested in hosting a special event, please call Emerson Creek Pottery at 630-554-7100. We'd love to have you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What are our customers saying?

It's been a busy few weeks at Emerson Creek Pottery & Tea Room, and our customers are telling us how much they enjoy our place! Here are a few recent comments that we've received:

"It was a nice surprise after a long drive." - Colette

"Absolutely wonderful! Great service! Warm and friendly." - Polly

"Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant." - Pauline

"Love the area, setting and people." - Kathy

"Very cozy and homelike." - Tina

"Love, love, love your place." - Darla

If you'd like to experience our place for yourself, we'd love to see you! Call us at 630-554-7100 for reservations or just come out and take a peek at all the great gift items we have at the shop!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Emerson Creek Tea Room Menu - Week of August 9, 2010

To view the Emerson Creek Pottery Tea Room menu for the week of August 9, 2010, please click here!
We'd love to see you for lunch. Call 630-554-7100 for reservations!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Our First Post!

Welcome to the new Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room blog. We hope that you will follow us for frequent updates on what's going on at our quaint little place.
Before we get to that, we want to give you a little bit of background about our business. Let's get to know eachother!

Our Story:
We bought the farm with an idea in mind that we got while visiting Virginia. We ran Across Emerson Creek Pottery in Bedford, Virginia. They make the pottery there and each piece is hand painted to this day. We had to travel down a long country road to get there which led to an old country farm house where the pottery is sold. It is a destination in itself, like our shop and tea room, and the people loved going there.

We thought we could create the same effect here and share the peace and quiet of the country with others. We turned the farmhouse into the shop in 2000 and everbody liked it so much. They started to come and sit on the porch to rest and some even brought their lunches to enjoy in the relaxing country atmosphere. So, we decided to open a restaurant and a place to really relax on an even bigger porch. We turned the shed and horse stables into Emerson Creek Tea Room in 2002.

The History of Emerson Creek:

Pottery Shop
Located inside the renovated 100 yr old farmhouse, Emerson Creek Pottery Shop offers a wide array of handcrafted gifts and accessories as well as our namesake hand painted pottery. From hand-poured candles and carefully blended soaps from the Napa Valley to the ever-popular dinner and bakeware and locally made honey, each item in the shop is personally selected to offer a unique and original collection of merchandise. Whether you are looking to add to your collection of Emerson Creek Pottery or simply pick up a new Basil, Sage, Mint candle there is something for everyone at the shop.

You would never guess that the charming tearoom where you enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch was once the same spot that horses dined on less civilized fare. Converted in 2002, the old horse stables on the property seemed to be the perfect spot for a one-of-a-kind café. Remnants of the original structure can be found outside and along the porch: the worn hitching post, original trusses and beams, and the preserved stalls where you can sit and dine al fresco on a beautiful summer day. Our weekly menu offers a variety of homemade dishes including our popular Emerson Creek Flower Pot Salad, Apricot Chicken Salad Croissant, and Asparagus Quiche, all of which is served on Emerson Creek Pottery. Of course, lunch at Emerson Creek would not be complete without dessert!

We hope everyone enjoys our place as much as we do and maybe we can bring back some memories of the "simple days, the simple ways".....