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Friday, July 5, 2019

Afternoon Tea at the Inn on Biltmore Estate

 We love visiting the mountains of western North Carolina.
Glenn, Austin and I made a quick two-night trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville.
We arrived on Monday in time for Afternoon Tea at the Inn.

I am posting the gluten free version, first.
The chocolate expresso scones were served with fresh blackberries and blue berries,
and accompanied by Devonshire Cream, Strawberry Lemon Curd and Pimiento Cheese Spread.

 Savories included:
Charred Strawberry on an almond Cracker with whipped Feta and Basil Foam
Sunburst Trout Caviar and Dill Crème Fraiche on a Marble Potato
Harissa Spiced Lamb (tiny meatball), Greek Yogurt, Sliced Cucumber on Shaves Cucumber
Green Curry Gelee, with coconut and Lime
 Cheese Plate:
Grilled Halloumi, Mint Chermoula, Melon, Pine Nuts

Spring Berry Gateaux
Raspberry-Filled Nut Cake
Lemon Cheesecake
Coconut Macaroon
Glenn's Afternoon Tea
Scones and toppings below
I neglected to take a photo of his savories. They were the same as ours except
the Smoked Salmon Mousse was on a Black Shortbread.
His cheese course was the same, and we savored every delicious bite.
 Spring Berry Gateaux
Poppy Seed Cookie with Apricot Jam and Dark Chocolate
Key Lime Mango Tart
The Teas:
I selected Silver Needles, Austin had English Breakfast
and Glenn had a recommended Blend of Rooibos and Apple Dumpling Herbal
Fortunately, it is only a 3 1/2 hour drive to Asheville and we have season passes.
The next exhibit:


  1. I was in Asheville last week, Weds-Sunday, for my daughter's wedding. I have since seen information about a couple of lovely tea venues. I'll have to go back!

  2. How I would love to go there one day. Your tea time looks and sounds quite delicious!

  3. The tea looks delicious for all. I have a feeling you will back there in the fall for the exhibit.

  4. They do an exquisite job there! Fondly remember our family visit to the Inn on Biltmore Estate for Afternoon Tea.