Sunday, November 26, 2017

Holiday Tea Time!

Decorated in festive holiday reds along with the tea pot tree, the holiday season in the tea room is in full swing. Our annual post Thanksgiving Holiday Teas were held this weekend, marking the beginning of the yuletide celebrations.
The first course featured a fresh apple and cranberry salad topped with red and green apples, pecan pieces, Parmesan cheese, craisin and a homemade cranberry dressing.

The sandwich plate included an array of festive holiday delights. There was a chicken salad sandwich with pistachios and cranberries, a round cranberry and orange marmalade sandwich, a sweet apple sandwich with cinnamon honey butter on raisin bread, a warm spinach and artichoke square, a flavorful sun dried tomato basil pesto in a crispy phyllo cup, and a spinach wrap spiral laden with chopped red pepper, olives, and cheddar cheese.

Scones, served right out of the oven, were traditional English cream scones and a salted caramel chip scone with fresh fruit and toppings.

The dessert medley included a miniature peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache, a petite chocolate cup filled with peppermint fluff, and cranberry white chocolate shortbread cookies. The perfect way to end the tea. The rotund holly and red berry covered tea pot is a new acquisition, a pre-Christmas gift from sister Carrie. The pot is marked on the bottom 'Made in Portugal' and also stamped Bordallo Pinheiro * Caldas Da Rainha *. Caldas Da Rainha is a city in western central Portugal best known for its hot springs and ceramics. What a fun addition to the holiday teaware. Thank you, sister!


Marilyn Miller said...

The food looks and sounds amazing! What a special early Christmas gift from your sister. I love it!

The Victorian Girl said...

So festive and everything looks delicious! If I ever make it up your way, I would love to visit your tearoom.