|High School Senior Angelica and Mom Susanna|
Monday, July 24, 2017
Afternoon Tea at Kent Manor Inn, MD
A recent Monday afternoon took us south to Maryland and just across the magnificent Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Stevensville, MD on Kent Island. We headed to the Historic Kent Manor Inn (circa 1820) to enjoy Afternoon Tea with friends of the Royal Tea Club.
The tea table was ready and waiting for us. A selection of Tazo teas graced the table alongside fresh lemon slices, sugar cubes and honey. The sleek modern white tea pots held hot water that was refilled as needed.
Afternoon Tea was served buffet style in a separate room. Fresh floral arrangements, antique boxes for added height, and pristine white serving bowls artistically arranged set the scene for the tea.
Everything was well labeled with the first course consisting of a Savory Salad of Baby Greens with pine nuts, blueberries, and smoked blue cheese. There were two dressing choices; Vidallia Onion or Raspberry Vinaigrette. Fresh and light, the salad was a pleasant starter.
The variety of finger sandwiches included (R) a Grilled Chicken Salad with Tarragon and Stone Ground Dijon in triangles. Below left, there is Marinated Cucumber on a Baguette with Grape Tomato, Boursin Mousse and Dill, and below right is Albacore Tuna Salad squares with Cornichon Pickles & Meyer Lemon all garnished with micro greens.
A creamy Poached Egg Salad prepared with Mascarpone Cheese and Chives rounded out the selection of tea sandwiches. The sandwiches were all very fresh and flavorful.
This serving plate held large soft chewy Oatmeal Cookies and a variety of petite cheesecakes rounded out the dessert selection.