The woman behind Queen of Hearts is acclaimed Chef Angela Sweetser, a sugar artist and chocolatier.
She’s lent her talent to major names like Ritz-Carlton and The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas and appeared on Food Network’s “Halloween Wars” twice.
Sweetser has also medaled for artistic chocolate and sugar sculptures from the American Culinary Federation and won dessert competitions with the international Chaines des Rotisseurs.
So, it make sense that this dessert queen step into her own with Queen of Hearts.
Las Vegas Vegan-Friendly Restaurant: Queen of Hearts
The Henderson vegan-friendly restaurant opened shortly before the State ordered shelter-in-place, but that didn’t stop Sweetser. She continued her work once she was able to, building the business from the ground up. Friends and local culinary students even pitched in to help paint and get it ready to open.
A Las Vegas-themed tea shop, complete with cards, mixed with traditional tea aspects like dainty tea sets.
Vegan High Tea at Queen of Hearts
Thankfully, Sweetser takes her talents and shares them with the vegan community.
The vegan high tea at Queen of Hearts starts with tea service. You can choose from a variety of teas including black, green and fruit. It comes complete with vintage pot, cups and saucer.
Then, it’s on to the vegan high tea bites.
First, there are the vegan scones. Served piping hot, the scones come in apricot and rosemary, and cranberry and chocolate. Jam and vegan butter accompanies them.
Then, it’s on to the main presentation, a three-tiered cake stand adorned with tiny savory bites, cookies and pastries.
The delicate savory dishes at Queen of Hearts feature a few options.
There are mushrooms topped with Queen Anne’s Lace; a golden sweet potato butterfly (marinated sweet potato a top a butterfly cookie); English cucumbers sandwiching roasted red pepper hummus with Safflower petals; and farfalle pasta with artichokes, olives and Heirloom tomatoes.
What steal the show at Queen of Hearts are the sweets. Obviously.
Sweetser has created an assortment of sugary bites for the vegan high tea.
We’re obsessed with the bunny cream puffs, which come dipped in vegan white chocolate and filled with a tart lemon curd. Grab the vegan cream puff recipe from Chef!
But, truly, we love every offering.
Other vegan pastries include fresh berry fruit tarts, Cacao panna squares with gold flakes, raspberry jam cookies, playing card shortbread cookies and checkerboard slices.
The vegan high tea is $35 per person for dine-in (reservations required) and $29 for take-away.
2895 N. Green Valley Pkwy., 89014, 702-769-8187, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Diana Edelman is the founder of Vegans, Baby and has emerged as the face of plant-based dining in Las Vegas and the leading plant-based restaurant consultant in the city. She spent a decade in the travel blogging world before switching gears to work in elephant rescue in Thailand. Diana travels the world to meet chefs and try vegan food, as well as speak at events focusing on travel, tourism, veganism and entrepreneurship. She’s a partner with the prestigious James Beard Foundation and curates their Vegas Vegan Dinners at the James Beard House. Diana is also a partner with Life is Beautiful, curating the all-vegan Farm Stand.