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.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful tea! How fun to have the interpreter and the menu looks divine! Thanks so much for sharing! Awesome!

Ruthie Miller said...

Wish I could have been there. Her dress is magnificant. Petite egg nog filled puff? Wow, does that ever sound good. All your treats are lovely!
Ruthie from: Lady B's Time for Tea

Bluebell Woods said...

OMG I just want to eat that plate of goodies. I have not had Victora sponge since I left England. I adore cream teas, Well its actually just the cream I want haha
Will be following you

lemonverbenalady said...

What a special visit with the young Queen Victoria and delicious treats as well! Thanks for sharing. xxoo Nancy

Steph said...

Oh, my! What a special experience.

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

As always, your menu sounds (and looks)perfect!!

Marilyn said...

I would have loved having tea with you for this very special event. The food sounded and looked amazingly wonderful. And to have the Queen come and chat, how special is that!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I I lived near you I would have enjoyed tea with you! A beautiful Christmas tea! Thanks for sharing!

Angela McRae said...

What a menu! And the queen looks so lovely--bet everyone had a grand time!