Field Trip: Last Saturday was the day! I had a little trouble getting there, but once I relied on my GPS on my phone instead of my paper directions, I got back on track. The Pink Bicycle Tea Room is located in Occoquan, Virginia. I had never been there before. It's very quaint and on a Saturday afternoon, parking was hard to come by. Thank God that someone was leaving as I rounded the block. I took that spot and we walked up the street to the Tea Room.
In the waiting area is a fancy couch and chair as well as a hat rack filled with a variety of hats for the ladies to wear for tea. Sweet Girl picked out a hat, but Love Bug was not interested. I tried to wear one, but Love Bug didn't like that since I was holding her. It makes for more fun if everyone does it!
Stacy was so excited to see us as I was her! We had brought her some lilacs from our backyard. After the hugs, we were taken to our own private room! Stacy had brought along a friend, Mary, and Mary's granddaughter who is the same age as Sweet Girl.
The Specialicious deal was $28 for the Queen's Tea for Two (normally $28/person) which includes:
- Course 1: Choice of soup or salad
- Course 2: Fresh baked scones with cream, jam or curd
- Course 3: Variety of Lady Finger Sandwiches and Savories (including their English classic cucumber sandwiches), and petite desserts and fresh fruit
- And is, of course, served with unlimited fresh, hot tea!
Mary had the tomato soup and Stacy and I had a wonderful organic greens salad with beets, peppers, corn and bacon bits with a balsamic vinegrette dressing. The scones were buttermilk scones and were "softer" than the scones I have had before, but very tasty. We had our scones with cream and raspberry jam. (We weren't offered the curd.) The sandwhiches were very tasty as well. My favorite was the cucumber sandwhich. The savories included mini quiche, tuna on crackers and I believe it was a crab dip on toast. The fruit was fresh and flavorful and the desserts were rich and sweet. Stacy chose the Chili Truffle tea, Mary had iced tea and I went a bit out of my comfort zone and got an Almond Coconut tea that I believe was from Africa. You get to choose one pot of tea per meal per person, so if you go with friends, don't all order the same kind. That way Stacy and I got to taste two kinds of hot tea.
- Apple & Cheese Plate
- Fresh baked scone served with Clotted Cream & Jam or Curd
- 1 Turkey tea sandwich, 2 PB&J with sprinkles tea sandwiches, 2 cucumber sandwiches, a Petite Brownie & Fresh Fruit
- Served with Lemonade
The girls seemed to enjoy their meal. I loved how the food was presented. Sweet Girl shared her apple and cheese plate with Love Bug. She seemed to like the scone toppings more than the scone itself. The PB&J didn't have sprinkles, but besides that, everything was perfect. Sweet Girl was so looking forward to having a cucumber sandwhich! I'll have to make some at home. The lemonade was served in a tea pot and the girls got to drink out of "grown-up" tea cups.
I ordered the Lady Bug Tea @ $9 for Love Bug. It includes:
- One scone
- One English Cucumber Sandwich, one PB&J Tea Sandwich, one brownie & fruit
- Served with Lemonade
Love Bug seemed to enjoy her scone. She also enjoyed her tea sandwhiches and really loved her fruit. She was shy with all of the new faces and it took her a while to warm up. Once her scone came, she was ready to sit in her own chair! I assume they don't have boosters or high chairs because we weren't offered either. I didn't ask because Love Bug was so clingy when we first got there.
All in all, we had a great time. The Pink Bicycle Tea Room is a wonderful place. It's quaint and fancy at the same time. The staff was friendly and attentive. Being there during our tea time was very relaxing and enjoyable. Of course, having Stacy there made it that much better!! I would definitely go back in the future. It is a bit pricey for us to go all of the time, but as a special field trip, it's worth it. Sweet Girl already knows which hat she wants to wear next time we go!
Specilicious is currently running the same special I bought for The Pink Bicycle Tea Room. Click here to view the deal.
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