In honour of the Royal Nuptials, I decided to host a High Tea. Well, truth be told, it was just an excuse to do something different. We always have a few friends over on a Saturday afternoon for happy hour. Just so happened that last Saturday co-incided with The Wedding of the century.
Two of what I considered to be major items could not be had for love or money. It seemed that Adelaide was sold out of strawberry champagne and tiaras. So we made do with a local sparkling rosé and borrowed head bands from my neighbour’s daughter.
Invitations were organised.
Linden House High Tea – 19th May 2018
An exclusive sitting for invited guests to celebrate the occasion of the Royal Wedding
French Onion Soup
Cucumber with lemon dill butter
Silverside with horseradish and tartare sauce
Smoked Salmon with lemon dill cream cheese and shredded lettuce
Pumpernickel with cheese and gherkin
Mini Puff Dogs
Smoked Fish tart with lemon dill cream cheese
with apple and rhubarb, custard, mascarpone mousse and mulberry coulis
Please ask – assorted teas; and alcoholic/non-alcoholic range available
It was a jolly, smashing do, even if I say so myself. Some – or, to be more precise, one, person had never heard of high tea. Seriously?! He was duly informed by TRH (The Retired Husband) that there would be dainty cucumber and other sandwiches. All with the crusts cut off. And teensy bite size bits of this, that and the other. None of that big, takes-two-hands-to-handle man size grub. To his amazement, he discovered TRH was right. However, there was plenty of everything so no-one had to go hungry. What’s more, we only had a little bit left over. Enough for dinner for two the next night. Consensus of opinion about the food – the French onion soup (all 50 ml of it) was awesome. The cucumber sandwiches were actually nice. And the trifle – Oh.My.God. The Trifle!!
It was a lot of work. But – it was fun to do something I had never done before. I was so busy getting things done I hardly took any photos. What you see is the sum total of all camera clicks on the day. And I am oh so grateful that all the Royals are now safely married so there will be no excuse to repeat this exclusive event.
© Raili Tanska
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