I am very much looking forward to hosting my first gluten free afternoon tea. I was motivated to start offering gluten free menus as I became aware of good friends of mine suffering from coeliac disease. I was moved by their frustration and disappointment in not being able to participate in such things as an afternoon tea and how careful they had to be whilst eating out.
Awareness of the disease is growing. I include myself in that as I have learnt so much about this disease in researching this menu and as I continue to read about it.
I hope this event will be the first of many!
15 January 2012
Roasted peppers & pesto
Gammon & mustard
Smoked mackerel paté
Swiss onion tart
Cakes & scones
Ricotta cake with coffee syrup
Victoria sandwich cake with chocolate icing
Buttermilk scones with jam & clotted cream
Loose leaf Rooibos (South African Herbal Tea)
Loose leaf Tanganda (Zimbabwean black tea)
Loose leaf Ilam (Nepali)
Green tea & selection of fruit teas
South African Dark Roast
Suggested donation £14