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!
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.