Monday, December 12, 2016

Holiday Christmas Tea

This past Sunday was another holiday celebration in Sweet Remembrances. The tea began with a Pear and Walnut Salad with Parmesan Balsamic Vinaigrette seasoned with green onion and freshly snipped basil topped with goat cheese, walnuts, Parmesan cheese and fresh pears, all a nod to a Partridge in a Pear Tree. The sandwich plate was served next and that included our popular Queen Adelaide Triangles alongside a Petite Poppyseed and Radish Tea Sandwich topped with a sprig of green parsley and a petite tree. There was an Olive Cheese Spread on whole wheat and a Petite Phyllo Cup filled with a Carrot Radish Relish. The warm savories included Melted Brie & Apple Crostini and Sage Sausage Rolls. For the scone course, we served a Traditional English Cream Scone along with a slice of Olde English Seed Cake. Topping included sweet cream, raspberry preserves and lemon curd and fresh fruit. The little dessert plate held Peppermint Meltaways, a White Cake with a Spirited Fruit Topping and Visions of Sugar Plums or rather, Bourbon Balls. Lots of festive holiday delights for this special tea.

We welcomed Janeal Jaroh of Time Traveler Trunks to present a program on Evergreens and Dreidels. She shared the ways in which Roman customs were interpreted and converted in Europe and eventually adapted and blended by American religious and ethnic groups. It was a program that both entertained and educated, one which our guests seemed to particularly enjoy as it was history based.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

Everything sounds so delicious! How I would have loved having tea there.