Thursday, February 21, 2013

Afternoon Tea St. Regis Hotel NYC - 2006



These are scanned photos from my files of pre-digital camera
and pre-blog times.  I began this blog in January 2008,
and we enjoyed many tea adventures before that date.
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In July, 2006, AJ was 7 years old when we enjoyed
Afternoon Tea in the Astor Court of the historic landmark St. Regis Hotel.
My notes are sketchy, but I remember a few details.
Located in the center of Manhattan, the Astor Court where afternoon tea
is served daily the windows look out on 55th Street.
The tables, with Porthault linens and Limoges china, and Waterford crystal,
set the tone for an elegant dining experience.
On the three-tier server above, scones were served warm under the dome
on the top tier.  Assorted finger sandwiches were on the second tier, and
delicious pastries on the bottom tier.  We chose the St. Regis Blend Tea.
I chose The St.Regis for our first NYC hotel
afternoon tea after reading and thoroughly studying
the book, Tea in the City, New York,
by Elizabeth Knight and Bruce Richardson.

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Great memories!



9 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

What a wonderful experience that must have been. I've never been, but would definitely love to!

Rosemary said...

It is an absolutely delightful venue for afternoon tea in The City! Love the 7-y/o photo of AJ!

Angela McRae said...

I am happy to hear your review, because Atlanta's St. Regis has Afternoon Tea and I've considered going. Now I must!

Bernideen said...

Is that BIG A.J. ???? My has he shot up like a bullet! Always a joy to see your teatime adventures!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

As many times as I have been to NYC -=Manhattan in particular- I have never had tea there.

I always have hubs with me, and never think "tea." He is one to enjoy really good dining, not much of a tiny sandwich finger foods kinda guy.

So glad you recommend this - one of these days I will go with my daughters instead, haha.

Marilyn said...

What a treat to have tea at the St. Regis. Your AJ has certainly had some amazing tea adventures with you.

Lady Linda said...

Very sweet!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

How wonderful to have tea with your family at such a beautiful place! I always enjoy your tea adventures!
Nancy

Micupoftea~ said...

Sounds great. I've only been to NY once but did not get a chance to visit any tea rooms or shops. I did see the Statue of Liberty, though :)

 

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