Monday, June 8, 2009

Long Live the Queen!

The Tea Room was transformed into a Royal Palace yesterday as we celebrated the Queen of England's Birthday. Her actual birth date is April 21, 1926 with the official celebration held on the 3rd Saturday of June. Our celebration, complete with champagne toast, is typically the 1st Sunday of June!

Pots of steaming hot tea were served as guests were seated. The choices were many, the most popular is always Blue Lady, a strawberry, kiwi, and coconut blend, available at The Rosemary House naturally. The first course included French Style Cheese Spread piped in the shape of a large rose and served with assorted crackers. A heart shaped bowl bursting with Fresh Fruit and Sweet Cream was served next.

The selection of five sandwiches included Swiss Apple Melt on Toasted Baguette Slices, Roast Beef & Honey Mustard on Mini Herb Biscuits, Blue Cheese, Walnut & Pear Sandwich, Chicken Waldorf Sandwich, May Flower Sandwich circled around a Mascarpone Topped Strawberry.

The next course featured oven fresh scones - a heart shaped Kensington Palace Scone and a triangular Apple Cinnamon Scone accompanied with Imported Devon Cream, Pecan Honey Butter, Orange Marmalade, and Fresh Orange Slices.
The final course, desserts, included a Rosewater Cookie with an Impatiens Blossom, Chocolate Chocolate Cheesecake, and Phyllo Cups with Almond Cream & Strawberries.
Thank you to all those in attendance yesterday!
It was our honor to treat you like a Queen for the Day!
God Bless The Queen!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the photos of the food! Everything looks delicious and colorful.

parTea lady said...

All your tea foods look fabulous. What a well thought out menu. Oh, how I wish I could be a regular at your tea room. Have you published a cookbook?

Anonymous said...

It was a wonderful afternoon with a thoughtful, tasty menu that took one to jolly ole England for a brief time. This was England's week at Sweet Remembrances with a Shakespeare and Herbs tea party on Tuesday night. jp

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely tea. I was particularly intrigued by your Rosewater Cookie. I have some rosewater that I need to use in something. I will check your recipe book and see if it is there.

comfrey cottages said...

i sure wish the queen herself could see the wonderful tea you hold in her honor. truly fit for royalty! lovely pictures, post and i am sure it was lovely to be able to be there! oooo i so wish i lived near you!lol thanks for sharing hugs :)

lemonverbenalady said...

The Queen has lived long and well! Love her and her country! Wonderful tea as always!

Linda J. said...

Everything looks so beautiful and I know it was delicious! I'll lift my cup to the Queen!!

:)Ibti said...

Oh, Nancy, this sounds and looks amazing. I'll have to plan my next visit so it coincides with the Queen's birthday.... yum!

Lady Donna & Miss Spenser said...

Wow Nancy...looks like you over did it!! Everything was done to such perfection...I wish I could have been a lucky customer and treated like 'royalty!"

I JUST, for the first time, made some rose water and I am anxious to try it out on something! Loved the cookies...look very pretty and delicious!

Great job!!

Donna