Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall Tea at Boone Tavern Hotel

Historic Boone Tavern Hotel at Berea College
served their first Fall Tea Saturday, November 1st. 
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Below: Aaron, Rachel, Alana, and Valerie
preparing to serve the tea. 
Afternoon Tea began with a serving of 
Boone Tavern's famous Spoonbread.  
Savories: 
Pork Tenderloin Crostini with Sweet and Sour Cabbage 
Local Wild Mushroom Tartlet
Goat Cheese Spinach and Pine Nut Spiral
Turkey Quiche with Cranberry Relish
Crab, Butter Lettuce, and Roasted Butternut Squash Tea Sandwich
Sweet Potato Scone with Candied Walnuts
served with Mock Clotted Cream
 Lavender Panna Cotta
Dipped Strawberries
 Chocolate Expresso Cordial 
Bourbon Pound Cake with Bourbon Glaze
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
My gluten free version of the delicious savories
 My gluten free sweet potato scone and sweets. 

The teas served were from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas:
Apple Spice Black Tea
French Breakfast Tea - St. Coombs Estate
English Breakfast Decaffeinated, Organic 
Temple Garden Ayurvedic Herbs and Green Tea
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Thank you to the chefs and dining room staff for a very special 
afternoon tea experience!
This event was done completely without my help or advice.
I feel a bit like my baby bird has flown out of the nest. ;-)

12 comments:

Beth said...

Now that was a lovely afternoon tea. Indeed, Linda, you taught them well! :)
Blessings, Beth

Miss Merry said...

Gosh, I wishing I lived in Kentucky! What an amazing tea party. You did teach them well! Now you can enjoy being their guest!

Miss Merry said...

Gosh, I wishing I lived in Kentucky! What an amazing tea party. You did teach them well! Now you can enjoy being their guest!

relevanttealeaf said...

Congratulations on a job well done, Linda! Looks like a fabulous tea!

Ruth W said...

That looks absolutely wonderful! Some imaginative items. That must have been such fun!
Ruth

Bernideen said...

I wish I could have been there too! Lovely.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, wow, you can be proud indeed that you have trained them to the point they are comfortable doing this on their own! Wish I could come to ALL the Boone Tavern teas, but I'm grateful for the one I did get to attend earlier this year!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You must have felt proud to sit and enjoy the tea knowing your guidance was followed. Everything looks delicious.

Marilyn said...

Baby bird trained them well. They did a beautiful job. I loved all the color and flowers on the plates. The savories especially caught my eye and they looked delicious.

Rosemary said...

They have learned their lesson well and appear to be soaring. What a classy and upscale Afternoon Tea menu.

Joy said...

Oh, does that look delightful! You have taught them well.

parTea lady said...

What a wonderful afternoon tea - the food looks great (especially the sweets selection). ☺ You really did train them well! I'm so glad that I was able to experience a Boone Tavern tea myself.

 

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