Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First Afternoon Tea of 2014

Yesterday, three tea-lovin' girlfriends and I returned to O'Mara's for our first afternoon tea of the new year in their Avalon Tea Room.  It was great!

The theme was "Crystal Gardens."  The tables were decorated in silver and white, with "icy" embellishments which is perfect for Michigan's January.

[L-R:  Cindy, Lori, Sandy and Me]

The tea selections were Darjeeling, White Chocolate & Mint, and Vanilla & Chamomile White. I chose the Darjeeling which was very good.  

The soup course offerings were Irish Potato, and White Bean Chicken Chili.  I chose the Chicken Chili.  It was so good on a wintry day when the temperature never got above 12 degrees F.  

The savories were:  Smoked Whitefish Pate on Toast Points;  Cucumber Cups with Sour Cream; and Chicken Roll-ups.

Chef Anita demonstrated how to make Brie with White Grapes and Almond Slices baked in Filo Dough.

It was served with slices of Fresh Fruit [Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and Pineapple] and Crackers.

The entrée was White Lasagna - A meatless dish with Alfredo Sauce and Artichokes.  Yum!

The dessert course was Coconut Scones, Divinity, and White Chocolate Panna Cotta.

February's theme is "For the Love of Chocolate,"  and we're making plans to attend!  After the tea we went to KrisTea's - a tea themed gift shop.   Come back tomorrow and I'll show you what I purchased.

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Today I'm joining Bernideen's Tea Time blog for "Friends Sharing Tea"


  1. Oh, wow, this all looks so delicious! What imagination to find all those "white" foods. That lasagna sounds divine, and I do love white chicken chili. And those deserts look so good - I'd love to try that white chocolate panna cotta! What fun that you have these monthly teas to look forward to, and friends with whom to enjoy them. February's theme sounds even better than January's! I'll look forward to seeing what you found on your shopping stop.

  2. Everything looks lovely. I see one GF savory there (the cucumber cups). Finding GF afternoon tea is very difficult, if not impossible, for me in Kentucky.

  3. My goodness, what a lovely menu to share with good friends. The February event sounds exciting.

  4. Yum! The White Lasagna and coconut scones caught my attention. And now I can't wait to see what you bought as a memento of the day!


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