Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tea Break

Taking a short break.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June Tea Table

My June tea table is set with a variety of floral vintage English China trios, 
vintage pink napkins and my Royal Albert Lavender Rose teapot, 
cream and sugar in the center of the table.  The teapot sits
on a Depression Glass tea trivet, a gift from a friend.
The first trio is a floral Crown Staffordshire

 The next trio is Hammersley.  
 I hope you can double-click and see the oak leaves and acorn on
the back of this Hammersley. 

 The third trio is Minton Marlow.
There are a variety of these dishes on eBay right now.
I wish I had the display/storage space and could justly
the purchase price of an entire set.
But, the answer is "no" to both. 

 And the last trio is Winsome by Royal Albert. 
I enjoy mixing similar colors of floral patterns on the tea table.  

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Afternoon Tea at Greentree Tearoom

Rose Jory, a member of Afternoon Tea Across America, from Virginia contacted me 
a few weeks ago and said she would be in Lexington at a meeting with her husband.
We made arrangements to have Luncheon Tea  at Greentree Tearoom on Wednesday. 
Greentree is a reservation only tearoom and served Wednesday - Saturday. 
I have blogged about this lovely tearoom many times, but this was only my second time 
to visit Greentree Tearoom after going gluten free.  
The menu and tea changes monthly. 
Below is the June 2016 menu. 
Rose enjoyed the menu above, while my luncheon tea was gluten free. 
The first course was a chilled cucumber soup. 
 The second course was a warm cherry scone served with cherry curd 
and Fayette Cream (mock Devonshire).  Lexington is in Fayette County. 
My gluten free "scone" was more the texture of a muffin, and delicious! 
 Tropical Chicken Salad was served plated. 
The tea was Ceylon served from silver pots by the excellent staff
who kept our cups full.  
 The next two courses served at Greentree Tea Room 
are  on the round buffet table in the center dining room. 
 In place of the sandwiches, I was served the White Pimiento Cheese, 
Cucumber Slices and Gluten Free Crackers garnished with asparagus and grapes. 
I served myself the Tomato Aspic and Strawberry Mousse from the buffet. 
 The Luncheon Tea experience at Greentree Tearoom is always 
pleasant and delicious.  
I enjoyed visiting with Rose. 
She and I had met a few years ago at Nancy Reppert's 
Sweet Remembrances Tea Room in Mechanicsburg, Pa.  

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Family and Friends at Tea

Thank you to Aaron, the dining room manager, at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel
for this photo of our family and friends at afternoon tea, 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea at Boone Tavern

 This was Chef David's second Boone Tavern Afternoon Tea
The Christmas tea Gluten Free foods were amazing.
This one was also delicious, beautiful and better than many famous hotel's GF teas.
We had the same menu and presentation 
as everyone else, just slight adjustments for the gluten free version. 

The tables were beautiful!  Notice crazy Austin below.
I always like to show a little of the behind the scenes preparation:
The small Skylight Dining Room is used for set-up and plating the food. 

 I was so very proud of this event. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June Afternoon Tea at Boone Tavern - Part 2

The Afternoon Tea menu at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel
on Saturday, June 4th included:
Boone Tavern's Signature Spoonbread
served in a ceramic spoon on a small plate
Champagne with a raspberry served in Coupes
(not shown)

Savories Served Plated
(starting on the left going clockwise))
Pretzel Crouton with Kentucky Beer Cheese
and Pickled Gherkin
Curry Hummus and Grilled Vegetable Tart
Prosciutto and Arugula Quiche
Shrimp Mousse Canape
Turkey Avocado Sandwich (middle)

on the bottom tier of the three tier server
Cherry Cream Cheese Scones
served with Devonshire Cream and Orange Marmalade

on the top and second tiers of the server
Mini Race Day Pie Bites
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Lemon Mexican Wedding Cookies
Pistachio Orange Cupcakes
White Silk Tartlets with Berries

All Above Photography by: Austin and Alexa
In the photo below, friend Daniel stopped by to say hello.

One more Boone Tavern Tea post to come.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June Afternoon Tea at Boone Tavern

Boone Tavern Hotel hosted Afternoon Tea on Saturday, June 4th. 
Double click on the menu above to read it.
The tables were set with a vintage floral china which was used in the
hotel dining room in the 1990's.

Alexa's family, including her mother, sister and grandmother, and
our almost 91 year-old neighbor, Mrs. H
were the honored guests at Glenn's table for eight. 
 Glenn snapped a few photos of the guests.
Lee, Tiffany and Lizzie above.
I'm explaining a menu item to Mrs. H, below.

The teas included a delicious selection of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas,
Boone Tavern Blend
English Breakfast Decaffeinated
Lavender Earl Grey
Wild Strawberry Green Tea
Glenn's photo above shows a better view of the beautiful table.
The few photos I was able to take were the menu items.
I will post those soon.
My desktop went into the shop on Friday morning.
It must be trashed and replaced.
For now I'm working on tiny tiny touchscreen laptop
I received for my 65th birthday in March.
Believe me, it is difficult for this old tea lady to learn Windows 10
on this tiny laptop.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Tea Time on Saturday

Photos of Saturday's event coming soon.

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