Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Afternoon Tea - Inn at Biltmore, NC

With seating in the Library Lounge, elegant Afternoon Tea is served daily from 2:30 - 4:30 at the Inn at Biltmore, Asheville, NC.

Cream, Sugar, and Honey
 The first course, the Amuse Bouche, is comprised of one or two bites and is intended to tickle the senses and start the tea experience. A petite pie crust filled with an apple butter cream filling, it served the purpose.
The Family at Tea Time

Look at the joy on Arielle's face as she is presented her special children's afternoon tea plate consisting of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cheese sandwiches topped with a beautiful assortment of fresh fruit. Younger sister Gracie announced, 'these are the best peanut butter and jelly sandwiches I have ever had'.

Individual plates featured the Delicate & Savory Bites: Deviled Quail Egg with Radish, Lemon Goat Cheese with Caper & Dill, Duck Confit, Blueberry Jam, & Truffled Shallot Spread, Malt Candied Pork Belly Strawberry, Mint, & Yuzu, Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Cucumber with Crab & Scallion, and Caramelized Brie, Poached Apricot, & Candied Thyme.

Vegetarian Option of Delicate & Savory Bites
Cedar with his special ham & cheese sandwich.

The Chef's daily selection of seasonal cheeses with honey, fruit, and crackers were served next.
The three tiered tea tray featured orange scones on the bottom tier, sweet pound cake in the middle, and pastries of the day on the top tier.

Scones, with Devonshire cream, jam, and lemon curd.

Truffle, Lemon Curd Tart, Chestnut Macaron, Coconut Cake

Finger Licking Good! (Apologies to Emily Post and Miss Manners.)


Winnie said...

I have long had this place on my list of must sees for the gardens. Thanks for sharing this tea with us, as now I added it to the must to someday! Glad they had options for the kids, starts them liking the tea time thing young!

Ruth Weston said...

Wonderful! And how fun to do it with the family! Get those kids trained early! Something I've always wanted to do. Thanks for sharing!

Angela McRae said...

Love that comment about the "best" PB&J sandwiches, and of course that last photo is absolutely delightful!

Marilyn said...

I would be licking my fingers too after a spread like that. I need to go to tea. Yummm! Everything looks delicious!