Sunday, June 12, 2016
In Celebration of a Queen!
Not just anyone gets to celebrate two birthdays in the same year! The Queen's actual birthday is on April 21st, but the official celebration takes place in England in June when the weather is a bit more enjoyable. Festivities have been ongoing this weekend, complete with the royal appearance of Princess Charlotte and the youngest future king Prince George on the balcony at Buckingham Palace. Precious little waves from the sweetest royals cheered the gathered crowd. Celebrations took place at Sweet Remembrances last Sunday, June 5th at our Annual Queen's Tea. To honor the Queen, a champagne toast, Long Live the Queen! Long May She Reign! hearkened the beginning of the festivities. The first course of the Afternoon Tea began with a salad of assorted fresh summer berries topped with feta cheese and a poppyseed dressing.
The sandwich selection included the 1953 Coronation Chicken Salad, White Cheddar Pimiento Cheese Florettes, Garden Party Rose Petal Sandwich, Herbed Party Sandwich on Rye, and a Puff Pastry Round with Turkey, Provolone, and Avocado.
Scones featured Kensington Palace Scones and the London Claridge Hotel Scones with currants accompanied with sweet cream and raspberry preserves and an assortment of fresh fruit.
The dessert medley included a White Chocolate Pistachio Truffle, Peanut Butter Rosette on Chocolate cake, and Almond Cream Strawberry Tart.