Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tea Rooms to Visit ~ Barbara's in Ontario

Barbara's Victorian Tea House, 7491 Etiwanda Avenue, Ranch Cucamonga, CA 91739.  Hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 3pm.  Please call 24 hours ahead for reservations ~ (909) 899-1700.  Off HW 15 at Foothill Blvd to the right, away from Victoria Station shopping center/Bass Pro Shop.



This month I have two teas to tell you about
and the first is...


Barbara's Victorian Tea Room

and Boutique in Ontario, California!

A lovely home built around the turn of the last century now a sweet tea room adorned with lots
of lace, ribbons and bows and pots of tea!



What must be a  hundred year old tree out front of Barbara's Tea House in Ontario/Ranch Cucamonga, California.   


My friend, Gloria, and I went up to have tea in early February. No one else from our tea group could go
as some of the ladies were ill, but we decided to go anyway and we were glad we did!



Gloria and I had the same tea luncheon, the "Princess Patricia's tea" which included three delicious tea sandwiches; one large scone with mock Devonshire cream, cherry preserves, and lemon curd; fresh fruit and a homemade cream of broccoli soup that day.  The menu also included a teapot-for-one! (I always love having those cute individual teapots!)

{Sorry these photos are blurry! I took them with my old iPhone!}




When we arrived for our 11:00am sitting, there was only one other party so it was quite quiet and pleasant. Lovely music played in the background
as we began with our scones and first cups of tea...


Next came a lovely, clear-glass compote of fruit

after the scones and before the tea sandwiches...



A two-tiered server was brought out lastly with our sandwiches arranged sweetly around the lower floral plate, while the desserts consisting of a chocolate-dipped-then-drizzled strawberry (it was huge!),
a couple of chocolate truffles and little cakes of lemon curd nestled around the top flowered plate.

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My sweet friend Gloria!

The service was lovely, the food delicious
and the home delightful!


And, I love Barbara's motto from her menu guide:
for those who cannot get to tea but would love
to have one:


"Do you know someone who loves afternoon tea and is unable to come to our tea house? Consider  "Afternoon Tea To Go." It can be a very special treat for a loved one or special friend who is homebound.  Please call 909.899.1700 to place your order.Thank you."

I thought this was especially lovely, as not everyone thinks of people who can't get out and about or who may be ill...


A lovely, ethereal sentiment...
:)




Your illustrious blog hostess, ME! ;)  Not my best picture, but will have to do for now.  ;) Love the heart necklace my husband gave me for our second married Christmas together and the heart tea-pin!!


Happy tea to you,

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