Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine Afternoon Tea at Boone Tavern Hotel

 Valentine Afternoon Tea at Boone Tavern Hotel for the 72 guests
in the main dining room began with  
Elmwood Inn Fine Teas Cherry Rose Green Tea 
and a "taste" of their signature dish, 
Boone Tavern's Southern Spoonbread.  
The  Sandwich/Savory (first) course was served plated and included:
a Cucumber with Herb Cheese and Radish Sandwich
Smoked Trout and Red Pepper Mousse on Rye
Deviled Egg with Beets
Roast Been and Horseradish Sandwich
Petite Mushroom and Ham Quiche
 The savory plate for the four gluten free guests who attended this special event
A Deviled Egg with Beets
An Herb Cheese with Shredded Apple
Smoked Trout and Red Pepper Mousse on a Cucumber Slice
Shrimp Cocktail
Roast Beef and Horseradish on Lettuce
 The Scones and Desserts were served on three tiered servers
along with the guest's choice of:
Lovers Leap Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tea
the Cherry Rose Green Tea
or Strawberry Kiwi Herbal Infusion.  
On the bottom tier,
Cranberry and White Chocolate and Blueberry Scones
were accompanied by Mock Devonshire Cream 
and Blueberry Preserves. 
 The mini desserts/pastries included
Petite Heart Cookies
Chocolate Covered Strawberries on the second tier
 Lemon Tarts 
Sugar Cookie Cups with Strawberry Cream 
Chai Mousse in a Chocolate Cup
on the top tier.
 The delicious gluten free scones and sweets were served plated,
and included GF Blueberry and GF Lemon Scones
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
GF Brownie
the Lemon and Strawberry Tart fillings served "spooned"
Chai Mousse in a Chocolate Cup

My friend Lynn (standing) and her table of ladies
thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon tea.

 Above: granddaughter Kaitlyn, SIL Tim, Austin

neighbors Joyce and Mary K, and daughter Melissa
 Austin and Glenn, below
The next Boone Tavern afternoon tea:

Gary, the general manager of Boone Tavern Hotel, has
helped my dream of bringing an elegant afternoon tea
to my hometown of Berea, become a reality! 
 I was very proud of this special event! 


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A colourful and tasty array of food nicely presented. How was your presentation?

Miss Merry said...

What a success! Your tea proved very popular. All your hard work has paid off! What a great turn out. And the food -ooo la la! Everything looks so delicious. All the different textures and flavors and lots of my favorite "sweet" course. The teas sound wonderful,too. So great to include the gluten-free options, too. Glad your partnership with the Boone Tavern is continuing. Can't wait to see the Derby Tea!

Beth said...

What a fantastic tea, Linda! The food looks fantastic!

Laura's daughter said...


Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful teatime, and my goodness, what a crowd you had! They are so lucky to have you coordinating these teas!

s. franks said...

WOW,72guests. What a wonderful job Linda. Every thing is beautiful. So happy for you that everything came together and you had a great afternoon tea at Boone Tavern.

Ruth Weston said...

What a wonderful tea! The setting is lovely and the food looks wonderful! Great photos as usual!

Joy said...

That all looks lovely and delicious!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What A beautiful tea! You have a very special talent and all the guests so very blessed to be able to attend!

Rosemary said...

You should be so very proud! And I'm so glad to see that another tea is scheduled for April! What a lovely menu... so colorful and such a delightful combination of flavors!

martea said...

So perfect! Everything looks so tasty and is presented just lovely. Their "taste" of their signature dish is very inviting as a starter. Kudos, Linda!


Marilyn said...

You should for sure be very proud. Everything looks just perfect and beautiful. How fun and exhausting for you. Job well done!


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