Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Football Widow's Tea - Camellia's Sin Tea Room

We journeyed to Carlisle, PA on a snowy Super Bowl Sunday for the featured Football Widow's Tea at Camellia's Sin Tea Parlor. The snow was pretty but slippery, traffic was light, the adventure enjoyable. 

If you so desire, you may choose a coordinating hat from the wide variety on the wall as you enter, 

All the tables are amazingly coordinated from chargers, to plates, napkins, and tea cups and pots. We were ushered to the glittery silver and red table. Quite festive!

For starters, we were offered a choice of soups. There was a butternut squash apple (shown here), a ham and bean soup, or a borscht type beet soup. Very thick, very hot, and deliciously flavorful, we enjoyed having soup on such a cold day.

 A lightly dressed salad was next that included spring greens, grapes, and topped with feta cheese.

Another decision was required with the scone course. There were three flavors offered, and since there were three of us, we took one of each and cut them into thirds to sample them all. No decision here! Served with soft cream, lemon curd, and a herbed butter, the flavors included savory cheddar rosemary, almond joy with chocolate drizzle, and white chocolate cranberry. Each one as tasty as the previous scone.

A tiered tray was next that included the sandwiches and desserts. On the bottom tier there was a yummy grilled cheese with a pesto filling on one side and sun dried tomato on the other side. A mini broccoli spinach quiche was served warm, and the cucumber radish sandwich with herbed cream cheese was heart shaped. A petite meat loaf sandwich filled out the variety of sandwiches. All very fun.

Desserts included  a sugar cookie, a miniature raspberry cheesecake, and a very moist chocolate cupcake.

We enjoyed a variety of hot tea with each course, but alas, after tea it was time to head back into the wintry scene, and head home, just in time to nestle in and nap during all the pregame hype.


Marilyn Miller said...

What a great way to celebrate a winter day and super bowl Sunday. It looks delicious. Never thought of a meat load sandwich. The scones sounded particular yummy.

Steph said...

Haha, a very clever theme!