We joined fellow members of The Royal Tea Club at the Greenfield Restaurant and Bar for a special Afternoon Tea coordinated by Chef John Moeller in Lancaster, PA. Normally, the restaurant serves lunch and dinner, but upon request, he prepared an afternoon tea for our group. There were 52 attendees on Friday, and since it was a sold-out group, a second tea was offered and 42 members attended. The Royal Tea Club is a very active group, offering special tea themed events throughout the year.
On display are several pieces of White House china. Owner and chef, John Moeller worked in the White House under three presidents for 13 years.
Our place setting included off-white cloth napkins and tablecloths, and white china. The plate of sandwiches were already on the table as we arrived. Assorted tea bags and a thermos of hot water was also on each table.
The sandwiches included a large croissant filled with chicken salad that had purple grapes and pecans for a nice crunch. a petite cucumber sandwich with a sprig of arugula under the cucumber, a caprese sandwich with tomato, mozzarella, and basil pesto on the bread, salmon on brown bread with a dill garnish, and egg salad on pumpernickel and rye bread.
The members of the Royal Tea Club committee make sure that you are seated with your travel mates. We had an assigned table, and the three of us enjoyed this special tea (recent graduate, Angelica, blog author, Nancy, and Susanna's husband David filled in as Susanna had to work). We do look forward to returning to The Greenfield Restaurant to enjoy their culinary creativity at lunch or dinner.
Presidential Tea in 2020. Consider following the Greenfield Restaurant on Facebook. Also of note, John Moeller is the author of Dining at the White House.