The Tea Committee celebrated their hard work on the anniversary tea in September by having high tea at (where else?) Marlene’s Tea & Cakes. Still my favorite tearoom to date, I’m always happy to have afternoon tea here! The food and tea were fantastic as always!
Beautiful table settings
Roasted almond and fruit herbal tea with roasted caramelized almonds, apple, cinnamon, and beetroot pieces (yes, it really is a lovely reddish rose color). This tea tastes like an almond bear claw!
Butternut squash soup with puff twist (The soup is always excellent. I appreciate that it’s served hot)
Mini beef Wellington; Turkey, cranberry, and brie sandwich; Cucumber and herb sandwich; Toasted ham tomato and cheese sandwich; Blue cheese mascarpone and caramelized red onion confit quiche
Fresh fruit and Cranberry lemon scones (Marlene’s scones are the best!)
Pumpkin cheesecake trifle, Upside down pear gingerbread, Chocolate opera cake, and Raspberry & cream spritz cookie
My favorite is this little gem, the red onion confit quiche. The caramelized red onions are what make this so special!
The pumpkin cheesecake trifle was excellent. Tasted like fall!
Marlene made the afternoon even more special with her bonus surprise dessert, homemade banana bread (it was more like a cake!) following all the wonderful food we already had! This is just one of the many ways that Marlene tries to make every tea experience a special one. The proof is in the details and the pride she takes in everything she does. Thank you Marlene, for caring so much!
Thank you again to the Tea Committee and Marlene for all your hard work on the 35th Anniversary Celebration Tea!
“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground