Monday, June 20, 2022

Passport To Africa - Afternoon Tea

Earlier this month we welcomed guest chef Faith Cohick to coordinate the "Passport to Africa" Afternoon Tea. Faith prepared a menu that was comprised of a host of African flavors and specialties for this event. Following the event, Debbie Arthur joined us for her presentation about the adventures she experienced while visiting Africa, telling her story through her gorgeous photography. Her pictures brought the animals to life!
Susanna's husband David has a unique collection of hand carved wooden animals from Africa, and they were all put into service to adorn each table.
Keeping with the theme, in the tea room before the culinary adventure began.
The first course featured a Moroccan Chickpea Salad. This brightly colored salad was filled with chickpeas, carrots, raisins, toasted pumpkin seeds, and feta cheese all dressed with a blend of Moroccan spices and served atop a bed of fresh arugula.
The sandwich assortment included South African Mealie Bread (corn bread) with a tangy cheese spread and boasting the South African flag, East African Kachumbari (onion and cucumber) Crostini, Creamy Egg Salad on White Bread with an olive pick topper, Colorful Sweet Pepper Spread atop Crostini, Turkey Apricot Tea Sandwich with Almond Poppyseed Spread, and South African Frikkadel (spiced meatball). An amazing array of flavors and textures to sample.
A Vanilla Bean Cardamom Scone and Sour Cream Banana Bread was served accompanied with orange marmalade and Devonshire Cream alongside assorted fresh fruit.
The dessert medley featured South African Condensed Milk Cookie, West African Lime Cake, and South African Milk Tart or Melktert,  .

A special thank you to Faith Cohick for another fabulous themed tea and to Debbie Arthur for sharing her interesting experiences in the wilds of Africa.

Looking for lions and tigers and bears in the gardens?


Louca por porcelana said...

Such fun! The food looks delicious!

Marilyn Miller said...

I love the theme and the menu. How I would have loved sitting at this table. The wooden animals from David's collection are perfect touches on the tables.