Pure indulgence! It’s not every Sunday that you indulge yourself in the cocoon of the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner tea room. While this is probably a good thing for one’s waist line it is certainly a fine way to while away a few hours. The premise for our trip was my daughter’s ninth birthday. As we set foot in the tea room at Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner, the pianist played ‘Happy Birthday’ and the children in our group were thrilled to be greeted with their very own pot of “Hershey’s” hot chocolate.
About The Peter Rabbit Tea
As if afternoon tea alone wouldn’t tempt the children sufficiently, the genius team at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner have created a Peter Rabbit Tea, just for our younger friends. Served on Friday – Sundays 12pm-4pm, the under 12’s can delight in a selection of sandwiches: nutella, peanut butter and jelly and turkey and American cheese. This is followed by our personal favorite – chocolate dipped strawberries, brownie, teddy bear cookie and fruit tart, all served on Peter Rabbit plates.
This feast didn’t stop them dipping into the adult’s tea, not through any suggestion of hunger, just pure unadulterated gluttony! There’s something for every age at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner tea service. Adults enjoy more sophisticated tastes of poached asparagus and sun-dried tomato confit, smoked salmon and herb cream cheese tea sandwiches.
The finest French patisserie couldn’t beat their cinnamon palmier and lemon berry tart, so delicate in flavor yet light enough to leave you wanting more. Sadly for me, the tiramisu mousse was too much for tiny fingers to resist! I am reliably informed that they tasted something like “heaven!”
The Sweet Life
The beautifully dressed table at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner tea room hinted at the treats to come. Small pots of lemon curd, cream and jelly were placed temptingly on display. The currant scones were sugar-coated and baked to perfection – fluffy on the inside with a slightly toasted exterior. With the indulgent whipped cream and jelly they were ‘melt in the mouth’ delicious. The kind of treat you don’t want to eat too quickly for fear that then it’s gone!
Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner Tea Service: The Verdict
As you’d expect at the Ritz Carlton, the service is so much more than a smile. Utter graciousness, in an ambiance of sophistication. This is a great opportunity to exercise those fine table manners we wax lyrical to our children about, and a wonderful moment to feast on all the treats we try to resist the rest of the year. This tea comes highly recommended!
Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner tea service: $36 per Person (for our guests under age 12) / $46 per adult. Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, Virginia. Website.