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23 July 2012

Pinkies Up & Thumbs Down - Entyse Restaurant & Lounge (Ritz Carlton Tyson's Corner)

After years of begging and pleading I FINALLY convinced Gourmand Dad to go to afternoon tea with me after a long day of shopping at Tysons Corner!  I probably should have taken him to a place I have been before but I figured I couldn't go wrong at a Ritz Carlton.  I WAS WRONG!  Gourmand Dad said he would have preferred the children's menu.  Needless to say, it will probably be a very long time before I can get him to join me for another tea.





How could this happen?  I really do not know what where it all went wrong but I have had much better tea experiences.  This was a very average tea which is not common for Ritz Carlton.  I would not recommend this tea but if you still choose to try it here are my thoughts:

AFTERNOON TEA SELECTIONS

  • Afternoon Tea - selection of Tea Sandwiches and Sweets ($42/pp)
  • Indulgence Tea - selection of Tea Sandwiches and Sweets + Grand Marnier Truffle, Orange Batonette, Chocolate Manadarin Mousse and a glass of Orange Muscat ($48/pp)
  • Royal Tea  - selection of Tea Sandwiches and Sweets + Glass of Marquis de la Tour Rose Champagne, Fresh Strawberries accompanied with Whipped Cream and drizzled with Grand Marnier ($54/pp)
  • Peter Rabbit Tea  -  Peanut Butter & Jelly finger sandwich, Ham and Cheese with mayo finger sandwich, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, Peter Rabbit Sugar Cookie and Hershey's Hot Chocolate ($32/pp)
Disappointing Tea

Tea Sandwiches
There are five (5) tea sandwiches and only two of them were worth the calories:
  • Egg Salad (this was the best one in my opinion)
  • Grilled Vegetable Tart
  • Classic English Cucumber (this was the second best)
  • Smoked Salmon Rosette (the bread was stale!)
  • Smoked Chicken Walnut Cranberry Profiterole
Tea Sandwiches (Egg & Cucumber are the best)
Sweets
I typically get very excited about dessert but this time I was left speechless!  Disappointment is not a strong enough word for how I felt.
The Sweets
  • Blueberry Scones
  • Opera Torte
  • Pistachio Madeleine
  • Raspberry Financier
  • Lemon Shortbread
  • Chocolate Strawberry (best item)
  • Seasonal Tart
  • Chouquette
Unfortunately, I can not recommend the Afternoon Tea at Entyse Restaurant & Lounge.  This gets a thumbs down!


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