High Tea vs. Low Tea and my menu
I have been talking with lots of people about weddings and Teas. It is traditional that a High Tea is served at a High Table and a Low tea is served at a low table.
However, did you know that the food types also differ.
Typically if a tea is served at around 3:00pm this would be a LOW tea and with very light snacks and treats. This is the least expensive method.
A High Tea is a full dinner with 2 to three courses and is served around 5:30pm. And Usually has waitstaff.
A Low Tea consists of scones, buscuits, chocolate treats of some sort and curd and is usually served by the Hostess
I am doing a combination of the Two:
I am serving my guests. I hate having wait staff and I want to be sure everything is just perfect ie COMFORTABLE. My friends have offered to help me bring things out and pop things into the oven as needed.
Now let's talk about the Food
I will be having a small selection of cheese and Crackers, Deviled Eggs and fresh fruits scones and muffins available while I prepare the next course
1 hot appetizer Mediterranean Crescent Rolls
2 Soups Chicken and Beef stew
1 salad Garden
Tea Sandwiches 2 standard triangle point: Watercress w/Cucumber slices, cranberry Chicken and Pecan Salad
1 specialty tea sandwhich cut with a scalloped edge cutter: Roastbeef with a horseraddish scallion-creamcheese dressing and a bit of dandilion leaves
Second Course main Entree
Shepherd's Pie w/ side of steamed vegetable
Peanut butter-Chocolate Drizzel Cheese Cake and assorted Cookies
Wedding Cake - Marble Pound Cake with a Brandy Cheesecake filling and Cream Cheese Frosting
There will be tea of course and Coffee
The Hot Cocoa Bar and kid friendly punch
The Wine/Beer and Spiked Punch Bar
let me know what you think about the menu