Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Celebrating Austin's Birthday

We began Austin's 19th birthday celebration with dinner in Lexington.  
The celebration will continue in a few days and will include Afternoon Tea.
Details and photos will be posted soon.




Friday, June 1, 2018

June Tea Cart

 One of my tea carts is decorated for the month of June with
trios of Duchess English Bone China.  The pattern is June Bouquet.

I purchased these four trios at a china shop in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2002,
and carried them home in a small roll-aboard bag I bought in a luggage shop nearby.
I used a vintage Sadler teapot and an Ansley small open sugar bowl
and milk jug to complete my tea set.
 Below is a photo of Austin, Glenn and me having tea in a
Stratford tea room near the china shop.
 The photo above is in a framed collage of 2003 and 2004
photos of teas in England.  It hangs above this tea cart.
 
 


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Royal Wedding Commemorative Tea Mug

I added this fun Royal Wedding Commemorative Bone China mug
to my collection of English tea mugs.
I really like the whimsical artwork commemorating the wedding
of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 
The delicious macarons are from Trader Joe's frozen food section.
Each of my table guests at the Boone Tavern Hotel Royal Wedding Tea
received a Lemon Elderflower Soda and a Harry & Meghan
Word Search in a teapot themed gift bag.



Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day 2018

Pause today to remember.

(4/17 Normandy Cemetery) 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Behind the Scenes at Afternoon Tea

 Aaron, dining room manager and Julia,assistant dining room manager
brewing the teas from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas.  
 Andrew, assistant dining room manager using white roses to decorate
 Chef Jason preparing his first-ever afternoon tea.
Jason specializes in Kentucky/Southern foods, 
therefore I named this event a 
"Kentucky Celebration of the Royal Wedding"
 The savories were served plated.
 Scones and sweets were served on the three tier stands.

 Andrew and Aaron with the special "Tavern Royale" drink.


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Boone Tavern Afternoon Tea Gluten Free

My family and I are so very thankful for gluten free availability
at grand hotel afternoon tea service.  
Thank you Boone Tavern Executive Chef Jason! 
The Savories
The sweets
We had doubles on the gluten free sweets.
The Butter Pecan Crumpets were amazing with 
Chef Jason's mock Devonshire cream and strawberry jam! 
Shhh... don't tell the guests, but their Macarons, 
Blackberry Jam Cake and Crumpets were gluten free, also! 
Chef Jason planned a Kentucky menu.  His specialty is using 
locally grown foods. 
 He is certainly in the right place at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel of Berea College
with the award winning Berea College farms. 

(Be sure to read my previous post with the menu and many photos)
 

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