Monday, June 18, 2012
A Rose is A Rose - Tea Party
The Rose is the Herb of the Year for 2012 as designated by the International Herb Association. To achieve this level of distinction, the herb must be useful in many various ways including culinary attributes. The Rose is certainly quite versatile in the kitchen which was demonstrated in our recent Rose themed evening tea party. Our event began with a chilled spritzer comprised of rose vinegar, lemon-lime soda, and a splash of rose water which produced a colorful and delicate floral beverage, 'Roses in a Glass'. The first course featured a chilled Raspberry Rose Soup garnished with fresh raspberries and fresh snippets of rose petal confetti.
The savory course included a Creamy Rose Chicken Tartlet accompanied with Rose Glazed Baby Carrots.
The variety of sandwiches featured our original Rosemary House Rose Retal Sandwiches, Cucumber Rounds with Boursin Cheese garnished with rose petals and burnet leaves, and a Goat Cheese and Strawberry Crostini sprinkled with Lavender Rose Balsamic Vinegrette.
Oven fresh scones were Kensington Palace Cream Scones and Drop Scones with Rose petals and pistachios topped with a rose glaze.
The evening tea ended with a delicate White Cupcake decorated with a sweet rose frosting.