Yesterday three friends and I went to O'Mara's Irish Restaurant in Berkley for their February theme tea, "For the Love of Chocolate." The room was whimsically decorated for Valentine's Day.
Below was our table for four. I liked the creativity of turning a stemmed glass upside down over a silk red rose, and using the upright base as a candle holder.
The Avalon Tea Room was filled with guests.
~ Our foursome ~
[L-R: Me, Sandy, Lori & Cindy]
My tea of choice was Harney's "Queen Catherine" - a blend of three Chinese black teas, and it was very good. They also offered a Valentine's blend of rose petals and chocolate, and Paris Decaf made with caramel, vanilla and bergamot.
For the soup course, I chose Creamy Tomato Basil with Cocoa Croutons.
The Savory/Sandwich Course consisted of a Ribbon Sandwich of Sweet Red Peppers and Pesto; Nutella on Cinnamon Raisin Bread; and Crab Salad on a Sun Dried Tomato Bagel. All three were excellent.
Isn't that ribbon sandwich colorful?
The entree was slices of Poached Chicken with Chocolate BBQ Sauce, garnished with Fried Onion Rings, Diced Tomatoes and Green Onion.
Baked Brie wrapped in Filo Dough and topped with Sauteed Mushrooms was served with Crackers and Fresh Fruit [Strawberries, Cantaloupe, and Pineapple] dipped in Dark Chocolate.
Chef Anita demonstrated Baked Brie with Truffle Oil and Sauteed Mushrooms.
The Dessert Course was Cream Scones with homemade Rose Petal Jam; Clotted Cream stuffed Strawberries; and White Chocolate Mousse.
It was a very enjoyable afternoon. How are you celebrating Valentine's Day?