Monday, April 10, 2017

Bonnets & Bunnies on Parade (Tea, too!)

Yesterday featured a Tea and Hats program in the tea room - and it certainly looked like a spring parade of hats and bunnies. Guests were introduced to Anita Herman and her fabulous collection of hats to try on (and purchase!). The tea room magically transformed into a millinery shop for the afternoon!

Before and after tea, guests tried on hats, snapped selfies, found the perfect color and design, tried on more hats, and simply had an afternoon of fun!

Tea service began with individual pots of tea (bottomless, of course). Once tea was brewed and served, the first course was offered. It featured Mixed Salad Greens, topped with fresh raspberries, sweet toasted pecans, feta cheese, and topped with a Maple Raspberry Dressing.

The spring plate of sandwiches included (from the top) Almond Chicken Salad Triangle, Pimiento Cheese on whole wheat bread with garlic chives garnish, Asparagus Sandwich with Egg Yolk Butter (a favorite spring time sandwich!), Puff Pastry Rounds with cucumber, radish, and carrot and herbed cheese with horseradish, and Pork Tenderloin Crostini with Peach Conserve. 

Yummy Scones, fresh from the oven included Traditional English Cream and Cherry Scones. Toppings featured Sweet Cream, Orange Curd, and Strawberry Jelly all served with fresh fruit.

And dessert featured a petite Spring Bonnet Cookie (filled with chocolate ganache) and a rich but yummy Pineapple, macadamia nut, and coconut triangle with an icing glaze. It was a perfect day in south central PA to enjoy Afternoon Tea and Hats! 


Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful spring tea! I don't think it could be prettier and spring bonnets, too!

Marilyn Miller said...

That looks like just the perfect tea time for Spring and the approaching Easter.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, wish I could have been there—I've been busy looking for a new hat for a Derby Day party! And that menu is delightful. Especially love the asparagus sandwich and the bonnet cookie. Charming!