26 April 2014

Neverland Tea Salon, Vancouver

I should be packing up (we started today, it has been HORRIBLE and if not for the prospects of a dog / hardwood floors / a den, i would probably never ever want to move) ... but it's late and I just handwashed all of Dumpling's fleece liners before I send him to my sister's place for the summer. Handwashing fleece is no easy feat! They become horribly heavy and my back hurts from having to wring what feels like a ton of bricks. But of course I'd do that for Dumpling. I'm going to miss my little man. I caught him doing a hedgey splat for the first time that day, and it was the cutest thing ever! I couldn't grab my phone fast enough. Recently he has started playing dead and even Jw has noticed it We've concluded that Dumpling is a very sneaky hog. Like, he never ever runs unless it's when we clean out his cage. Then he travels faster at the speed of light to lodge himself under the heater. We usually spend the next three or so hours trying to coax him out with treats. Which works. Another example of classic sneaky Dumpyness is when he poops all over his cage. Dumpling is litter trained and he always ever poops in one corner of his cage. But when he feels like he wants new bedding, he starts pooping ALL AROUND his cage – including in his water bowl. Then I give him new bedding and he poops in the same corner. Sometimes I take away his wheel and he knows it, and when I give it back to him he takes extra care to keep it clean. That aside, I'm pretty proud of my clever baby. I'll miss you Dumpydoo :( but I know you're going to be in good hands. IMG_0040 IMG_0048

That aside, I visited Neverland Tea Salon yesterday. I've been meaning to go there for ages but never found the time to go. The decor is super cute and a little old (and that's not a bad thing!) and I really liked how they had a skylight. Really workin that natural light. I didn't get a picture of the interiors because it was crowded so no angle could make it a good shot (haha), so here's one from the internet. Obviously.
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Source: http://ameblo.jp/tamie-love/entry-11618383389.html
The quote on the wall reads
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
Which is from Peter Pan! But the pink/blue colour theme feels more Alice in Wonderland-ish.. hahaha but Neverland is a very fitting name for a place like that. And I have nothing but praise for their high tea menu because EVERYTHING was delicious and I could eat like a billion of their scones. See here:
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^^^ SCONITY SCONE WITH HINT OF LEMON. Nice. Crusty but not super crusty.. it was just a very perfect crust. I don't know how to review scones because I don't eat them a lot (i think this is the third scone I've had in my life, but it was the best one) Below that you can see my side of the pastries which were: a cookie / nutella cheesecake (!!!) and a cupcake with lavender buttercream. Hiding in the back is a flourless coconut chocolate mini cake.
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^^^ Moving on to finger sandwiches, which included pear and brie mini crossaint (to the verryyyy left!! loved it.), curried egg salad, cucumber and herb cream cheese, smoked salmon and i really don't remember what the last one was.
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^^ I got the Peter's Promise tea which was refreshing and zesty.

For 30 dollars per person I guess this was pretty alright since this is around the price I'd pay somewhere else in Vancouver. Plus they gave us a small bag of tea each when we were done! The one thing I didn't like about the salon was the service. I got a grumpy/unfriendy vibes from some of them, and our change was literally chucked onto the table. Otherwise, for good ambiance, super yummy scones and food, and great tea, this place is perfect for that. Check out their menus (and website, location etc) here

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