Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Afternoon Tea at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel

We returned to Cincinnati for afternoon tea at the
Afternoon tea is served in Orchids at Palm Court on Saturdays
at 2:00 p.m., September - May.

The first course included an Open-faced Salmon Sandwich, Cucumber Sandwich garnished with a Cherry Tomato, Tuna Sandwich garnished with a Sun dried Tomato, Mascarpone Stuffed Date, Egg Salad Sandwich garnished with a Sweet Pickle Slice, and Prosciutto Crostini served to each of us on individual mini two-tier servers.

The breads and desserts were served to the four of us on a three-tier server. The breads included Current Scones, Cranberry Scones, Banana Nut Bread, Spice Bread and a Mini Blueberry Muffin.

Desserts included Madelines dipped in chocolate and pistachios, , Pecan Honey Diamonds, Chocolate Dipped Macaroons, Almond Raspberry Petite Fours, Fanciers garnished with candied violet, , and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Chocolate Croissants, Lemon Tarts and Russian Tea Cookies.

In the above photo, Brittney enjoyed the Jasmine Oolong and Melissa enjoyed the White Peony Tea.
I enjoyed several pots of the White Peony and Mary chose Lapsang Souchong. This was Mary's first time to have tea at the Cincinnati Hilton.
The award-winning pastry chef, Kat Kessler, came out to chat with us about the afternoon tea service.

The menu was very similar to the tea we were served in January at the same hotel. In case you wonder why I drove 2 hours back to Cincinnati for tea just a month later, it is because I can visit with the #1 daughter and the grandson when we go to this afternoon tea.


Phyllis said...

Oooh...I like the idea of individual, two-tiered serving trays. Your photos are absolutely mouth watering! What an enjoyable outing for everyone.

Marilyn Miller said...

Yes, I would travel that far to have tea with my daughter too. Everything looked delicious.

Angela McRae said...

Mini-tiered servers! Now THAT would be quite fun to have on my tea table! And thanks for sharing your teatime with us, once again!

parTea lady said...

That afternoon tea looks great and with a nice variety of tea fare. Thanks for sharing.

Janeen said...

Ooooh I wish I was there to join you, it all looks so delicious! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

bennie and patsy said...

It's always fun to be with daughters at Tea time, the food looks so good.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Oh it all looks wonderful Linda, I'm hoping I can find somewhere for a tea like this in June in Chicago. Any ideas?

mjenningsdesigns said...

Thanks for coming and taking us to tea! We had a great time! I am ready to back next month!


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