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

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