Events / Brunch / Tea

Valentine’s Tea

Sun, February 10, 2013

5:00 PM
The Beard House
Member Price: $80 Public Price: $95 Phone: 212.627.1111
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Jeremy Meyers

James Beard Foundation / Program Committee

Here at the Beard Foundation, we have a number of annual traditions. One of the most beloved is our Valentine’s Day tea, for which we enlist a group of all-star chefs and pastry chefs to prepare a harmonious selection of sweets and savories.

Event photos taken by Eileen Miller.


  • Pastries
    • Scones > Plain, Lemon–Poppy Seed, and Dried Apricot with Smoked Tea and Pistachios
    • Honey–Lemon and Maple–Spice Madeleines
    • Parsnip Tea Cakes with Mascarpone Frosting and Candied Kumquats
    • Orange Blossom Macarons
    • Pistachio Baklava
    • Crystalized Violet–Rose Torrone
    • Pomme d’Amour Tartlets
    • Meyer Lemon Tartlets with Meringue and Candied Cedro
    • Yogurt Mousse with Rose and Pomegranate
    • Hazelnut, Caramel, and Chocolate Tartlets
    • Date and Citrus–Filled Ma’amoul
    • Blueberry Boy Bait
    • Miniature Coconut–Lemongrass Cream Pies
    • Curry Sugar Miniature Doughnuts
    • Irish Tea Brack
    • Miniature Heart-Shaped Black-and-White Cookies
    • Miniature Salted Milk Chocolate Cannoli with Candied Pistachios
    • Double Valrhona Chocolate Sablés
  • Savory Sandwiches
    • Hot-Smoked Faroe Island Salmon with Avocado, Wasabi, and Matcha-Wilted Cucumber on Sesame Bread
    • Organic Egg Salad with Chives and Oolong-Glazed Duck Bacon on Sourdough
    • Grilled Vermont Cheddar with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Pear Mostarda on Multigrain
    • Serrano Ham with Chestnuts and Coriander-Pickled Fennel on Baguette
    • Classic Lorraine Custard with Arugula and Radishes on Pain de Mie
    • Horse and Pig Sandwiches > Horseradish and Benton’s Bacon on Sourdough
    • Chopped Chicken Liver with Caramelized Onions and Chives on Rye
    • Pimento Cheese and Pickles on Pumpernickel
    • Salami Rosa and Orange Marmalade with Radicchio on Ciabattini
    • Triple-Decker Vegetable Club with Uni Butter on Multigrain
  • Tea
    • Le Palais des Thés Grand Yunnan Impérial
    • Le Palais des Thés Île Maurice
    • Le Palais des Thés Thé des Alizés
    • Le Palais des Thés Thé des Vahinés Rooibos
  • Wine
    • Bodegas Valdivia Dry Amontillado Sherry NV
    • Alasia Brachetto d’Acqui 2011

Wines generously provided by Regal Wine Imports. Teas generously provided by Le Palais des Thés.

Special thanks to Dean & Deluca for many years of generous support of our Valentine's Tea.