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.

10 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Wow! Absolutely lovely! Wish I lived close enough to attend your tea events!

Linda J. said...

So special and beautiful! Sadly for me, I am allergic to roses...

lemonverbenalady said...

Yum! Beautiful and I am sure delicious as always!

La Tea Dah said...

Just lovely, multiplied!

Marilyn said...

Oh yum!!! Everything sounds delicious. Those cupcakes, I want one right now. They are beautiful!

Steph said...

It's rose season here and I think I must try those rose petal sandwiches!

amherstrose said...

A spectacular tribute to the Herb of the Year.

Such a delightful assortment of rose inspired treats. I would have loved to be one of your guests for the evening.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

As always...simply gorgeous!! ~Donna

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

What time is lunch? :) Everything thing is coming up roses and it looks delicious!

Thanks for sharing,

Darlene

Angela McRae said...

Now *this* all sounds heavenly to this rose lover!