We have got *Afternoon Tea NYC Style* on the blog today with the iconic *Plaza Hotel*
During a trip to New York, we decided to indulge in NYC’s most glamorous afternoon tea at New York’s most famous hotel. The Plaza’s famous structure is set in a fabulous location overlooking the beautiful Central Park.
The friendly doormen and grand lobby area lead through to the spectacular Palm Court.
The Palm Court’s stunning leafy green and lush surroundings make it a lovely setting for afternoon tea.
Filled with large green plants, palm trees and a large glass open dome – the Palm Court oozes classic New York glitz and glamour.
There are two main afternoon tea menus to choose from – The Plaza Champagne and The New Yorker served on beautiful china. Both menus offer a wonderful selection of afternoon tea delights, including freshly baked scones served with double cream, lemon curd and jam.
The New Yorker is slightly more relaxed with its sandwiches, including bagels and the sweet selection offers the classic New York cheesecake, along with mint chocolate ganache, pistachio macarons, fruit tart, lemon tart meringue and chocolate eclairs.
The Plaza Champagne menu is slightly more luxurious and refined with the savoury selection offering lobster, foie gras, caviar and smoked salmon. The sweet selection provides a range of luxury patisserie items, including apple tart tatin, salted caramel ganache, opera cake, chocolate and passion fruit macaron, vanilla eclairs and Paris brest.
I had the rather quirky Chocolate Fondue afternoon tea, in which a lovely pot of warm gooey chocolate is served with an array of things to dip, including strawberries, marshmallows, pineapple, banana slices, pretzels and biscuits. Scones and a selection of other sweet chocolate treats are also provided: cupcakes, macarons and white, milk and dark truffles. This is certainly for someone with a sweet tooth!
They even do a wonderful Eloise afternoon tea perfect for little princesses – I would have loved this as a child! This tea features pink lemonade, candy floss, iced tea, macarons and cupcakes. A delightful menu for little ones.
The selection of loose leaf teas is impressive to say the least – the vast collection include black, red, white, green and oolong teas, as well as infusions and the exotic tea sparklers.
The setting is wonderful, the food divine and the service fantastic. Well worth a visit if you are ever in the Big Apple.
An absolute must do in New York. For more information, please see *The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel*
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