Monday, November 8, 2010

Tea at the Adolphus

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”  Henry James, Portrait of a Lady


Assorted Teas

Rain Forest Matè  (We actually had African Amber)
Spice and fruit unite in this herbal mélange composed of energizing matè tea, mint, rose petals, apple, pineapple chunks, star anise, lemongrass and cloves that refresh and revitalize.

Orange Jasmine
Orange slices, jasmine blossoms and other fruits blended with Ceylon and China black teas. A dark, rich, spirited cup. Superb as a compliment to chocolate and cream based desserts.

Pear Caramel
Washington state pears blended with Ceylon and China black tea and sweet caramel.The perfect after dinner dessert tea or afternoon treat.

First Course
Deluxe Open Faced Finger Sandwiches
Smoked Turkey with Tarragon Dijonaise on Whole Wheat
English Cucumber with Boursin Cream Cheese on House Made White
Fresh Mozzarella with Vine Ripe Tomato, Balsamic Reduction and Fresh Basil
Curried Chicken Salad on Mini Croissant
Egg Salad on Brioche

Second Course
English Scones with Devonshire Cream and Marmalade
Tea Cookies, Strawberries


Third Course
Chef’s Selection of Assorted Miniature Pastries, Treats and Confections

Fourth Course
Assorted Chocolate Truffles

I can highly recommend the wonderfully elegant experience. Three friends and I treated another delightful lady to tea Saturday, November 6.  This friend has been such a benefactress to us all and greatly enriched our lives.  She is 80+ years young and continues to inspire us all to acheive more with our lives.

This was a wonderful two hours spent with loving friends, in a beautiful setting, enjoying each other, and absolutely delicious food.





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