Saturday, March 29, 2014

Derby Tea–Boone Tavern Hotel

The Traveling Tea Ladies returned from our trip to Danville, KY and we met at 1:30 in the Skylight Room of the hotel for our special Derby (inspired) Tea.


We started with a taste of Spoonbread served in a little spoon on a bed of greens.  I really like this dish and look forward to making some at home, with the recipe provided by the hotel.


Next, we were served a bowl of Kentucky Burgoo, a tasty mix of pork, beef and chicken, with lots of veggies.  Yummy! 


Our tiered tea tray consisted of Mini Hot Browns, Tea Biscuits with Country Ham, Apricot Jam and Arugula, a fancy Deviled Egg and Liz’s Spicy Pimento Cheese Sandwich.  The edible flowers were a pretty touch.

IMG_0897Next there were two kinds of delicious scones – Cranberry Orange and Plain – served with real Devonshire Cream and Blackberry Jam.

IMG_0906The scones were followed by a great selection of sweets including Chocolate Bourbon Tartlets, Mini Race Day Bites, Mini Cupcakes with Mint Julep Icing, and White Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Raspberries. 


I’ve tasted chocolate covered strawberries before, but not chocolate covered raspberries – they were luscious. 


A separate plate held pretty Horseshoe Sugar Cookies (held by our hostess Linda, at Friendship Tea blog.


What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with old and new tea friends. 


Rosemary said...

Such a very special afternoon tea!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I am so pleased my tea friends came to visit and share this special tea!

Angela McRae said...

What wonderful (and tasty) memories!

Marilyn said...

This tea looks absolutely lovely. How I would love to have one of those hot browns one day, curious! And spoon bread to sounds interesting.

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