Thursday, March 27, 2014

Traveling Tea Friends Boone Tavern Hotel Kentucky Derby Inspired Afternoon Tea

 On Tuesday afternoon, Liz the pastry chef, 
and the staff at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel of Berea College
debuted the Kentucky Derby Tea menu for our group
in the private setting of the Skylight Dining Room 
Below: (clockwise)
Lynn, Melissa, Phyllis, Lori and Angela
 Below: (left to right)
Maureen, Patty, Mary
Nancy and I were seated at this table, but were taking photos.
Teas served for this event were,
Elmwood Inn Fine Teas -  Lavender Earl Grey and the Mayor's Cup (both black teas)
The first course was a "spoon" of Boone Tavern Spoonbread
 The second course was a delicious cup of Kentucky Burgoo
The savories (clockwise), served plated: 
Liz's Spicy Pimento Cheese Sandwich
Fancy Deviled Egg
Mini Hot Brown
Tea Biscuit with Country Ham and Apricot Jam

 Next, he three-tiered servers were brought to the table.
The courses are eaten from the bottom to the top. 
Bottom tier: 
 "Lily" scone cranberry and orange zest with triple sec
Plain Scone

 Middle tier:
White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Raspberries
 Top Tier: (Desserts)
Chocolate Bourbon Tartlets
Mini Race Day Bites
Mini Cupcakes with Mint Julep Frosting
And, a special treat,  Horseshoe Sugar Cookies

 As you can see, everyone enjoyed this very special afternoon tea. 
In my next post, will  continue more Traveling Tea Friends posts,
including the fantastic gluten free Derby Tea provided by Pastry Chef Liz.
In the meantime Angela, Maureen, Phyllis and Nancy
will also be blogging about the Traveling Tea Friends Gathering in Kentucky.
Some* have already started their series of posts, so you will want to review
the last several days of blog posts on those blogs.
*Angela from GA at Tea With Friends
*Maureen from GA at Tea and Talk 
Phyllis from MI at The Relevant Tea Leaf 
Nancy from PA at Rosemary's Sampler


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

So much tasty looking food, and I'm sure everyone wanted to try it all.
The Earl Grey lavender tea sounds like my kind of tea!
Thank you for adding the links to the other ladies Linda.

Miss Merry said...

OH MY GOSH! What an amazing array of tea foods. Following your group is so much fun. I just wish I lived close enough to be a part of it all!!!!

Bernideen said...

Very lovely!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Oh, such fun!

s. franks said...

Linda, Enjoying the posts everything looks wonderful...maybe next time. Thank you for the post card. What a wonderful surprise. It made my day knowing you all thought of me.

Love ya, Sandy

Angela McRae said...

Mmmm ... this makes me hungry all over again. But that's OK, because I just took a Kentucky Chocolate Pie out of the oven, ha!

relevanttealeaf said...

I'm thoroughly enjoying reading everyone else's posts. I have one post left to write from before the trip, and then I can begin blogging about our Kentucky tea adventure. Can't wait!

racheld said...

Exquisitely beautiful, in all the arrangements, plans, presentation and company.

Simply lovely, and one of the most memorable Tea Parties I've ever seen on any blog. And all the other views and voices reporting on the same occasion are wonderfully in tune with the melody---every chord perfect, every view in agreement with the lovely whole. It's like perfection in stereo.

Mes regrets que je ne pouvais pas être là!


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