Friday, October 18, 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Plaza in NYC, 2013

"Everyone should have afternoon tea at The Plaza at least once in a lifetime"
is what the gentleman told me when I called for reservations.
Friday, October 4th was my second afternoon tea at The Palm Court
in The Plaza Hotel. 
Although I had stayed at The Plaza several times over the years,
my first afternoon tea at The Plaza was in 1999
while in NYC with friends, Judy and Leona. 
Oh what fabulous memories I have from that trip!  
On this occasion, Austin, Glenn and I met friends Ed and Elaine for
afternoon tea at The Plaza. 
The Plaza opened in 1907 and has a heritage rich in history and history-making events.

 Afternoon tea is served daily 2 - 5 PM.
The menu includes:
Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages
The New Yorker
Chocolate Tea
and the
Eloise Tea
Tea selections are:
The Plaza Signature Blends: Breakfast Tea
Afternoon Tea (my choice)
Classic Teas: Organic Earl Grey
Willow Stream Decaffeinated (Glenn's choice)
Reserve Black Teas: Golden Monkey Picked
Organic Tong Mu Phoenix Tree Lapsong Shouchong
Reserve Green Teas: Madame Butterfly Jasmine (Austin's choice)
Kosabei Estate Natural Dryer Mouth
and Four Herbal and Fruit Infusions

Glenn, Ed, Elaine and I enjoyed The Fitzgerald.
Austin considered The Chocolate Tea, but selected The New Yorker
he was very pleased with his selection.
The Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages
Sandwiches and Savories:
Curried Lobster Salad, Local Aple
Deviled Quail Egg Salad
Smoked Salmon, Wild Sturgeon
Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Pomegrante Chutney
Cucumber Sandwich, radish, Basil
Freshly baked warm seasonal scones, Plain and Cranberry-Orange
Double Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd, Preserves
Pastries and Sweets:
Pate de Fruit with Gin Rickey Sugar
Fudge Marshmallow Square
Amarena Cherry and Chocolate Sachertorte
Banana Financier
Hazelnut Napoleon
Jazz Age Chocolate Bon Bon
Price $60 per person

Below:  My gluten free Fitzgerald Tea sandwiches

GF amazingly delicious scones
GF sweets 

I am often asked which of the many afternoon tea venues
I have visited and experienced are my favorite.
Afternoon Tea at The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel
located at 5th Avenue and Central Park South
ranks among my Top Three American Afternoon Teas! 
The service, food, and ambiance make for a perfect afternoon tea!


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