Sunday, December 9, 2012
Christmas Tea with Queen Victoria
Our special holiday tea featuring Queen Victoria was held today. The tea began with a Cranberry Relish accompanied with assorted crackers and buttery cream cheese florettes.
The sandwich selection featured Marinated Roast Beef with Dijon Mustard on Parmesan Biscuits, Jarlsburg Cheese Melt with Sauteed Onions and Apples on Toasted Triangles, Sun Dried Tomato Cream Puffs filled with a Herbed Cream Cheese, Curried Chicken Salad in Mini Fillo Cups, and warm Basil Pesto Pinwheels.
The scone course included Kensington Palace Scones and White Chocolate Apricot Scones served with Sweet Cream and Rose Geranium Jelly and a fresh fruit garnish.
And dessert, a miniature Victoria Sponge Cake with Strawberry Jelly and Cream, a Petite Egg Nog Filled Puff, and Sweet Raspberry Coconut Triangles.
We were pleased to welcome historical first person interpreter Alisa Dupuy as she portrayed a young Queen Victoria in her glorious gown with crown and jewels. She shared about her life, her upbringing, her love for Prince Albert and their nine children.