Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Tea - 2018

Our first Valentine's Day Tea was this past Sunday. Roses and hearts graced the table, from fresh florist roses to tightly twisted rosebud napkins and paper hearts galore, it was a theme to be repeated throughout the day.

Once the pots of tea were brewed, the first course was served. It was flavorful Mixed Berry Salad with spring greens, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, dressed with a sweet poppyseed dressing and topped with pecans and feta cheese.
The sandwich assortment included a heart shaped pinwheel with red pepper and black olives. Ham Salad Sandwich with a heart cutout showed the pink color of the spread. A round strawberry cream sandwich was topped with a fresh strawberry piece cut in the shape of a heart. A warm Swiss cheese melt on pumpernickel bread offered a contrasting color to the array of red and pink sandwiches. The Apple Chicken Salad Sandwich was sprinkled with a dusting of paprika and topped with a miniature heart cutout. And in the center was a mini phyllo cup filled with mozzarella cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Lots of variety in that array of sandwiches.
What's Valentine's Day with out chocolate? We served our traditional English Cream Scones in the shape of a heart and they were served alongside a glazed Double Chocolate Chip Scones. Sweet Cream and raspberry preserves were offered as toppings and fresh fruit rounded out the plate.

A medley of desserts included a chocolate frosted chocolate cake, a shortbread heart with chocolate drizzles, both white and milk, and a buttery frosted cookie with sprinkles. Yummy, and fun! This was our first Valentine's Day celebration with another one scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. Hope your week is filled with love!

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

It looks extra special. Wishing I could sit there tomorrow and have tea.