Saturday, December 13, 2014
After everyone created their Pinecone Garland, the craft supplies were stowed away, and the Holiday Tea began. Our guests order their tea flavors before they begin the craft so that we can prepare them while they are crafting and have the tea ready to serve as soon as the craft is completed. The first course featured an Apple Cranberry Salad with Romaine lettuce that was topped with slivered almonds, craisins, freshly sliced apples, Romano cheese, and a cran-raspberry vinaigrette.
The sandwich plate consisted of a Ham Salad Sandwich with a Christmas tree cutout, a petite Broccoli and Cheese Tart, a Cucumber and Radish Sandwich in the shape of an ornament, Sliced Chicken with Cranberry Gran Marnier Conserve, and Sliced Pear and Walnut Sandwich on Raisin Bread with a honey drizzle. The Scone course included Traditional English Cream and Cranberry Orange Pecan Scones with fresh fruit and toppings.
And the dessert sampler included a Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownie, Petite Pumpkin Cheesecake, and a White Chocolate Peppermint Cookie. Oh yum! The holiday teas continue throughout the month of December. Our Take Tea! Take Joy! special event is this coming weekend. The kitchen staff is in full swing preparing for another tasty weekend!