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.
The 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.