Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Presidential Tea

Our Presidential Tea was celebrated this past Sunday in anticipation of Election Day.  As they were seated, our guests were offered Olde Towne Tavern Raspberry Shrub Spritzer, a delightful combination of Raspberry Shrub, Chablis, and sparking water.  Shrub, a colonial-day drink, is a concentrated beverage made by combining fruit, vinegar, and sugar.  When mixed with water and/or wine, it yields a refreshing drink that is both tart and sweet.  We carry a wide variety of shrub flavors produced by the local Pennsylvania company, Tait Farms, at The Rosemary house.    

A few of our guests arrived in colonial garb.
 First course, Spinach Salad with local organic greens, mushrooms, celery, peppers and tomato vinaigrette.
The Afternoon Tea sandwich plate featured Apple Beet Relish Boats with Pecan Cream Cheese, Turkey & Provolone Cheese Spirals with Arugula Pesto, Waldorf Chicken Salad Triangles on Multi-grain Bread, Slow Roasted Pork with Peach Conserve Crostini, and a Cucumber Canape with French Style Cheese Spread.
Traditional English Cream Scones, Organic Butternut Ginger Tea Bread, accompanied by Sweet Cream and Orange Curd with Fresh Orange Slices was served after the sandwiches.
And dessert included a Cheery Cherry Cakette, Ambrosia Tartlets, and Triple Layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies. 

Following dessert, we were pleased to welcome George Washington, portrayed by Jeff Greenawalt, a first person historical theater interpreter.  He regaled us with stories about Washington's life.

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relevanttealeaf said...

Very lovely Presidential Tea, Nancy! Wish I would have been close enough to attend. Food presentation is superb, and I know the taste was just as good.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh Rosemary...your tea was fabulous! Now THAT'S the way to celebrate voting day rather than hurling barbs and inciting division! Wonderful menu as well. You must have all enjoyed yourselves immensley. Thanks so much for sharing your tea!

Angela McRae said...

What a fun way to gear up for Election Day, and the food looks awesome as always!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely tea to celebrate Election Day! The food looks so yummy! Wish I lived close to you, I would have been there!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

What fun...and the food looks marvelous - as usual!!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely event and I would have totally enjoyed hearing your guest. The food looks totally delicious.