Thursday, June 29, 2023
An Afternoon Tea to Celebrate Summer
We welcomed the arrival of summer with a celebratory tea prepared by guest chef Faith Cohick. We are so pleased that Faith is working with the tea room to create her unique and colorful tea menus. We love all the special touches she introduces with her menu, and all the festive flavors she incorporates into her menu. The floral notecard included a hand written menu that announced the deliciousness yet to come.
The first course began with a Berry Broccoli Salad with Poppyseed Dressing. Guests were able to select their own flavors of tea from the extensive tea list offered by the tea room. Strawberry Cream Green was popular, as was Harney & Sons' Peaches and Ginger blend.
The sandwich plate included a colorful umbrella atop a Ham and Cheese Sandwich on a miniature potato roll, Asiago Bacon & Tomato Crostini, Cucumber and Chive Butter Flower, Mini Caprese Cup, Veggie Patch Crescent Bar, Strawberry Chicken Salad, and a Mascarpone Tart with strawberry Jalapeno Jam. What a fun variety! Colorful, flavorful, and summery!
The next course included a slice of Lemon Blueberry Bread and a warm Lime Poppyseed White Chocolate Scone. These were accompanied with Cherry Jam and Sweetened Whipped Cream alongside fresh seasonal fruit.
And the dessert trio included an Almond Cherry Shortbread Bar, Lemon White Chocolate Macaroon, and a Piña Colada Cookie Cup.
Special thanks to Faith for her Celebrate Summer menu. And additional thanks to her behind the scenes helpers, Robin and Sharon. Their help in the kitchen and tea room is appreciated.