Monday, January 5, 2009

AfternoonTea at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza - First Course

My family appreciates the generous portions served at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza afternoon tea. The first course of sandwiches and savories were served on a three tier server. See photos below of the server and individual photos of each level. The photo above is my first course plated, and includes (clockwise from the top) Open Faced Salmon Sandwich, Cucumber Sandwich garnished with a Cherry Tomato, Tuna Sandwich garnished with a Sun dried Tomato, Mascarpone Cheese Stuffed Fig, Egg Salad Sandwich garnished with a Sweet Pickle Slice, and Duck Pate on Round Toast.

Daughter Melissa and I concluded the attractive but simple sandwiches could easily be made for tea at home.
Come back to see the next two courses!

Afternoon Tea at the Cincinnati Hilton Netherland Plaza

Linda, PJ, Melissa, AJ, Brittney and GJ (photo by SIL Tim) at tea.

We all enjoyed the Christmas decorations, including this gingerbread house just inside the entrance of the dining room, Orchids at Palm Court.

One of our family holiday traditions during the past several years has been to have a "Family Christmas Tea." Christmas family travels and indoor soccer have complicated our December schedules. This year we celebrated our annual family tea in January. On Saturday, January 3, GJ, AJ and I traveled to N. KY to visit #1 daughter, Melissa, SIL Tim and 3 yr. old PJ. The daughter had made reservations for our family tea at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. We have visited this historic hotel many times over the years for over nights and dinners and enjoyed tea there last year for my birthday.

The Netherland Plaza serves a very generous afternoon tea on Saturdays from fall 2008 to May 23, 2009. Menu and more photos to come....

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