Thursday, February 15, 2024

A Valentine's Day Celebration

Happy Valentine's Day! After a two month hiatus, the tea room was a place for celebrating love and friendship. Decorated with a few vintage candy boxes, and place settings with red rosebud napkins, paper hearts, and candy chocolate hearts, the scene was set for an afternoon tea party.

Once tea orders were taken and cups filled with tea, the first course was served. Loves Me, Loves Me Not Herbed Spinach Dip with assorted veggies, crackers, and a turnip shaped heart was served in a petite red cup with small white hearts.

Sandwiches included Be My Valentine! Puff Pastry with Cucumber, Radish, Tomato and Sprouts, Forever Yours Ham Salad Heart's Delight Sandwich, Sweet & Sassy Herbed Party Sandwich on Rye, My True Love's Flavortop Muffin with Pastrami, I Love You Berry Much Strawberry Chicken Salad, and Kiss Me Quick Petite Feta filled Phyllo Cup. Lots of hearts in various sizes and forms adorned the plate.

The scone course included Love me Tender Traditional English Cream Scone (in the shape of a heart) and a Hugs & Kisses glazed Double Chocolate Chip Scone. These were served with Be Mine! Sweet Cream and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam alongside Almond Cream Filled Sweetheart Strawberry and I Only Have Eyes for You Chocolate Topped Strawberry.

The dessert plate featured a Rose by any other name is just as sweet White Cake with a pink rose, Chocolate Lover's Petite Chocolate Cheesecake, and Cupid's Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Heart. A few jelly bean hearts were on the plate as well. Happy Valentine's Day!

And in the evening, our family celebration always includes a Cheery Cherry Cake. A yummy layered white cake frosted with a smooth creamy icing and topped with sweet cherry pie filling. Our annual treat.


Angela McRae said...

Yum, yum, yum! And I loved seeing all of the great heart-shaped treats and vintage candy boxes!

Marilyn Miller said...

How nice to have a 2 month hiatus.
Your Valentine's teatime looks so delicious.