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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The L.S. Ayres Tea Room Recipe ~Chicken Velvet Soup

A few weeks ago my family and I had a wonderful lunch at the Ayres Tea Room. There is a beautiful and scrumptious soup there called the "chicken velvet soup" and boy is it delicious!

My husband purchased the recipe book for me while we were in the gift shop. I wanted to share the recipe for this beautiful dish. It has been a classic and favorite for 110 years!

Chicken Velvet Soup ~L.S. Ayres Tea Room

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup of flour
1 cup warm milk
1 pint hot chicken stock
1 cup warm cream
1 quart chicken stock
1 -1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/4 tablespoon salt
dash of pepper

Combine butter and flower, blending well. Add warm milk, pint of hot chicken stock and warm cream. After cooking well, and remaining ingredients.

Yield: 2 quarts

photo via AHFE


  1. So happy I found this! A favorite of mine since I went there as a young girl and had this lovely soup as a special treat!

  2. Hello Nan,
    I am so happy you found it too! There have been several people tell me that they loved the Ayres Tea Room and went when it was the original room. I hope that you make it and enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by!