Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Norwescon 40 Friday Afternoon High Protocol Tea Social Menu

This is the menu for the event. Actual event details can be found on the Facebook or FetLife event pages.


Several of the teas served are blends by the Friday Afternoon tea company. Be sure to stop by their booth in the Dealer Room to sample lots more of their delicious teas, and take some home with you!


Arrival drinks ~
  •   Tea ~ Raven's Blend ~ This blend is comprised of Darjeeling and Ceylon black teas with white tea and blue cornflower. Medium-bodied with a complex, lightly malty flavour.
  • Coffee ~ Organic, fair trade, shade grown, dark roast. 
  • Ice water
  • Shimmering blueberry pomegranate juice spritzers


First course ~ Savouries 
          
 Teas
  • Dragon Lily flowering tea ~ A beautiful, white tea with orange lily petals, which features a velvety, apricot flavour.
  • OMFG ~ This herbal infusion is a blend of Orange, Marigold, Fennel and Ginger.
 Finger sandwiches
  • Open face curried chicken cucumber sandwiches  (GF) ~ An exotic take on the classic, cucumber sandwich: Fresh cucumber slices, topped with curried cranberry chicken salad (curried chicken breast, cranberries, walnuts, organic leeks, and mayonnaise)
  •  Open face curried hummus cucumber sandwiches  (GF, DF, Vegan) ~ The vegan version of the above: Fresh cucumber slices, topped with curried cranberry hummus (curry hummus, walnuts, cranberries and organic leeks)
  • Tomato Provolone Spirals ~ Savoury provolone, peppers, tomatoes & tender spinach wrapped in herb flatbread layered with a seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
  • Turkey Pepper Jack Spirals ~ Smoked turkey and pepper jack cheese wrapped in flatbread layered with a seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
  • Turkey, Bacon, Ranch Spirals ~ Smoked Turkey, bacon, tomatoes and tender spinach wrapped in herb flatbread, layered with a ranch-seasoned neufchatel cheese spread.
 Garden & Grain Tray
  • Baby carrots
  • Celery stalks
  • Golden Muscat grapes
  • Tomato medley
  • Pita chips
  • Cracker assortment (GF options)
  • Ranch dip
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Hummus (GF, DF, Vegan)

Second Course ~ Scones & Breads

Teas
  • Lavender Dream flowering tea ~ White tea with crisp, aromatic lavender flowers, complemented by tangy hibiscus flowers
  • Queen of Hearts Blend ~ Ceylon black tea, rosebud, rose hip and black peppercorns make this an unusual flowery and spicy blend.
 Treats
  • Mini croissants
  • Scones in a variety of flavours (GF options) ~ served with clotted cream, lemon curd, and apricot preserves.
  • Custom made-to-order pancake cupcake teacakes ~ additives include: dark and/or milk chocolate chunks, dark chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, dark chocolate & mint M&M's, peanut butter cup chunks, walnuts, jams, and more TBA.

Third Course ~ Dessert

Teas
  • Satyr's Blend ~ This ridiculous blend is a bizarre combination of several herbal components, spices, and (whaaaaaat!) dark chocolate chunks! The scent of the dry leaf is wild, foresty and slightly spicy. When brewed, this tisane creates a fascinatingly smooth flavour profile.
    Ingredients: Rooibos, peppermint, chocolate, mate, rose, ginger, lime, peppercorn, clove
  • Dorian Gray ~ Inspired by Friday's favourite Oscar Wilde novel, this blend is as dark, murky and exotic as the character after whom it is named. This one was a big hit at the last NWC Friday Afternoon Tea, and tastes like drinking a cinnamon roll (in a good way)!
    Ingredients: Pu-er black tea, gunpowder green tea, ginger root, blue cornflower
 Desserts
  • Double fudge brownie bites (with or without walnuts)
  • Dark chocolate covered pomegranate, a├žai blueberry, & almond bites (GF)
  • Assorted cookies and candies

~ Dairy free creamer and sugar substitutes will be on hand. 

~ Gourmet coffee and ice water will be available in addition to or instead of teas.  

~ Please feel free to bring additional food and/or non-alcoholic drinks for yourself or to share, especially if you have special dietary needs/allergies.

~ Please do bear in mind that the snacks, whilst suitable for a light repast, are not meant to be a full meal, so it may be prudent to plan for a light meal shortly following or prior to the Tea.

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