Monday, December 15, 2014

Boone Tavern Hotel Christmas Afternoon Tea

Boone Tavern Hotel and Restaurant of Berea College
Christmas Afternoon Tea
Saturday 12/13/14

The tables were set in the main dining room for 70 guests.
The tea (400 cups) was brewed,
and the food was prepared and plated
(individual plates of savories
and 23 three tiered servers).

Thanks to Kaitlyn, our 13-year-old granddaughter,
for taking photos while I was busy, busy, busy! 

Boone Tavern Hotel Christmas Tea 
Pastry Chef Liz and Executive Chef David
planned a delicious menu.

The first course was a "spoon" of spoonbread
served with butter. 
(no photo)

(served plated)
Christmas Tree Canapes
Lobster Cheesecake Bites
Country Ham and Arugula Quiche
Goat Cheese Tapenade Stacks
Lamb Crostini with Mint Pesto

After the savory plates were cleared, 
the three tiered stands were brought to the tables. 

Cranberry and Orange Scones, 
served on the bottom tier, 
with Boone Tavern Devonshire Cream and Orange Marmalade.

The top two tiers served the 
White Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Cranberry Curd Bites
Meringue Kiss Cookie
Brown Butter Brownie with Peppermint Bark
Mini Cherry Cheesecakes

Elmwood Inn Fine Teas
Christmas in a Cup
Boone Tavern Blend
Decaffeinated English Breakfast
Strawberry Kiwi Herbal 

were served, and Bruce Richardson tea blender, author, and photographer
was our guest speaker. 

The event was festive, delightful, and enjoyed by all the guests. 

Above: My delicious gluten free savories. 
I forgot to take photo of my scones and sweets, 
but Chef Liz promised to send me one she took. 

A few more photos:

The photo below is from my friend Patty.
This was her table of guests. 


Angela McRae said...

Having enjoyed tea there earlier this year, I can just imagine how wonderful this Christmas tea must have been! Everything looks and sounds amazing, and of course having Bruce speak was just the icing on the cake! (I also think it is brilliant that you had your own family photographer there -- why didn't I think of that idea!)

Beth said...

Linda, This Christmas tea was spectacular! Thanks for sharing.

relevanttealeaf said...

Loved seeing the photos of Boone Tavern's beautiful Christmas tea. Kaitlyn is a great photographer! It sounds like Boone Tavern availed themselves of your tea expertise. So happy about that! Everything looked lovely, and how special to have Bruce Richardson as your guest speaker.

s. franks said...

Linda it looks like a wonderful Christmas tea.

Rosemary said...

What a wonderful holiday tea... and a great turnout!

Ruth W said...

Perfect Holiday tea with friends! What could be better!

Marilyn said...

How perfectly beautiful and delicious looking too. I know it was just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Linda said...

Hello Linda, warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. This must have been divine, everything looks so nice!

Steph said...

OH, Linda! You've outdone yourself. Everything looks perfect.


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