If you’re looking to experience a fun afternoon with your girlfriends and want to relax, unwind, laugh, talk, and not feel rushed, it’s high time you experience High Tea in the Raleigh Room at the newly remodeled Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach. The setting is spectacular with all the trimmings of modern day luxury and décor with finishes that exude retro vibes and colors, art pouring off the walls, an airy, open and bright space, yet personal and relaxed so that you can catch a glimpse of the comings and goings yet connect with your surroundings.
Nadia, Colleen, Liliana
The Raleigh Room is just one of the spectacular settings you can’t miss as part of the $82 million dollar renovation the hotel underwent over the past few years, just opening its doors on March 7, 2018. Only their second weekend open, my daughters Nadia (20) and Liliana (17) and I were excited to experience our first High Tea.
The Raleigh Room
The only tough decision is what type of tea you’d like since the Cavalier has a fixed menu with something for everyone. Your tea setting includes Traditional Scones, Finger Sandwiches, and hand- made desserts.
I ordered the Lady Blue Earl Grey tea, Nadia tried the Hibiscus Energy, and Liliana the Herbal Chai. The Scones were so good they actually melted in our mouths and each platter arrived with a small bowl of lemon curd and fresh cream to adorn them with. I enjoyed eating them plain and also indulged in the cream and curd for a different taste. Scone flavors included Lemon, Aged Asiago Cheddar, and Apricot Rosemary.
The Finger Sandwiches were equally delicious featuring Egg Salad on buttery brioche, my favorite, the Brie, Fig Jam, Granny Smith Apple and Prosciutto, I also loved the cream cheese and cucumber (not listed on the menu), and then a really rich Marinated Tomato, Squash, Portobello Mushroom, Mozzarella, Basil Pesto on Ciabatta which is perfect for a vegetarian in the group.
The pristine desserts were decorated with fruit and had amazing flavors like pistachio, lemon, chocolate, and so many more I couldn’t keep up.
Dramatic Art everywhere you turn
The team is still working out the kinks with juggling different sitting times during the 2-4pm range of reservations, so I recommend booking the 2pm time slot so that you’ll have first dibs on the freshly prepared finger sandwiches and desserts. Tea’s are steeped to order so you’re sure to have a fresh and hot pot once you’ve picked your flavor. Here are a few shots from walking around after our tea...
The Renovated Pool Area
Outside of Becca opening April 1, 2018
We were very happy to be one of the first to enjoy everything The Cavalier has to offer with this very special tea service.
Its High Time you enjoy High Tea...right here at The Re-Imagined Cavalier