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The Gilded Lilly

Want to have one of the most amazing lettuce wedge salads around? Then pack yourself and your best girlfriend into the car and head to Greensburg Indiana. Greensburg is home to The Gilded Lily. The Gilded Lily is a tea house and oh so much more.

As you walk up the landscaped from to the porch on the Victorian 1890’s home you know you are in for something special. The owner, and hostess, Lettie, who is also a designer greets you into the restored home which also has a wonderful (and sparkly) gift shop on two floors. Opened in September of 2010 as a tea house and serving high tea Tuesday through Friday from 2-4pm. But don’t limit yourself to tea, besides the shopping there are plenty of other pallet pleasing reasons to enjoy The Gilded Lily.

The Lettuce Wedge Salad is a must try, if only as a side item to your lunch entrée. The smoked applewood bacon, roma tomatoes and glazed pecans play wonderfully against the gorgonzola cheese and creamy garlic ranch dressing. If salad isn’t your thing, then the French Onion soup should be on your list to try. The creamy onion soup topped with homemade bread is something dreams are made of. The Quiche with its homemade crust, bacon, spinach and cheese is a light lunch but filling at the same time. If chicken salad peaks your desire then I would suggest giving this version a whirl. The recipe originated in a 1970’s bridge group and has been resurrected in a wonderful way. The pineapple chunks, major grey chutney, water chestnuts and more are a definite pleaser.

If looking for afternoon tea (be sure to call ahead for reservations) you will not be disappointed with the Loose Leaf Tea selection. The tea service also is complimented with a delightful assortment of tea sandwiches and mini desserts. The service is great for marking a special event, mother daughter day, or just a day out with the girls. In season you can even choose an indoor or patio table to enjoy your respite.