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.

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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

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

4 comments:

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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