Monday, June 10, 2013

The Queen's Tea - June 2, 2013

We celebrated the Queen's birthday a few weeks ago at our annual tea.  Although her birthday is in April, the official birthday celebration is always held in June.  This year, the celebrations also included the 60th anniversary of her Coronation.

We began by serving a Red Wine Slushy, deliciously sweet and refreshingly chilled!
An appetizer of Marinated Shrimp Wrapped in a lightly steamed Snow pea Pod marked the first course.

The Sandwich Plate included 1953 Coronation Mango Chicken Salad Triangles, Charles' Spicy Pecan Pimiento Cheese Sandwich, Royal Olive Pepper Pinwheels, Andrew's Spinach & Artichoke Crostini, and Buckingham Palace Rose Garden Sandwiches.

Following the sandwiches, we served fresh from the oven scones that included Kensington Palace Scones (round) and Piccadilly Circus Orange Almond Scones (triangular) alongside Sweet Cream, Lemon Curd, and Orange Butter with a skewer of fresh fruit.

Tempted by dessert, we had a Coconut Cream Bonbon, Earl Grey cupcake with mascarpone frosting, and Oh Baby, Banana Cream Tartlet.

This collection of stamps that feature the Queen throughout the six decades of her reign was recently released in Great Britain.  Long May She Reign!


Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So lovely! I wish I could have attended.

Bernideen said...

Looks like a fabulous selection of yummies!

Karen's Place said...

It all looks fabulous! Fit for the Queen herself.

Marilyn said...

Everything is making my mouth water, it looks so beautiful and delicious.

Angela McRae said...

Why, why, WHY can't you have a tearoom in Georgia? *BIG, BIG SIGH* I would have loved every single thing about this tea!!!

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Queen's Tea looks PERFECT in every way, Nancy! Thanks so much for sharing those scrumptious looking photos.