Friday, March 18, 2022

A St. Patrick's Day Afternoon Tea

St. Patrick's Day is always a fun day to celebrate! The tables set, lots of shamrocks can be found on the tables, menus, and teacups. Festive and fun, shades of green, delicious afternoon tea treats, coupled with the expressive music from our favorite fiddler, it was a cheerful day!

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.                                                                                                                                                                                              
The first course featured a Kiwi & Blueberry Lemon Salad with aged Irish Cheddar Cheese.

May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!
The sandwich plate held a Miniature Reuben on Toasted Rye, Shamrock Topped Minty Pea & Pecorino Round, Warm Irish Potato & Cheddar Cheese Bites, Merchant Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich, Rolled Asparagus Sandwich with honey & lime mayo, and a Corned Beef and Swiss Reuben Spiral.

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks, May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all year long.
Guests enjoyed an Irish Soda Bread Scone seasoned with caraway seeds and loaded with pecans and golden raisins along side a Traditional Irish Tea Barmbrack. The raisins for the barmbrack were soaked overnight in a strong black tea. Fresh fruit and scone toppings completed the plate.

For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way; Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day. The dessert medley featured a moist Chocolate Guinness Cake, Rosemary Shortbread Shamrock, and a sweet Chocolate Almond Truffle.

In addition to our usual tea selections. we offered a trio of Irish themed teas including Irish Breakfast, Shamrocks and Shenanigans and Irish Whiskey Cream.
Special thanks to Keith Engle, also known as Sasanach, for the lively traditional Irish tunes played on the fiddle. Find him on Facebook, here. We captured his music with this short Facebook live post. Follow this link to Sweet Remembrances Facebook page for a snippet of the music.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, 2022!