Afternoon tea is something that my mom and I love to do; we go as often as we can and over time, it has been a ritual act of bonding.
For my birthday, we went for afternoon tea so for my mom’s birthday and finally being in New York, I wanted to treat her to a special afternoon tea at the Plaza. This tea was the most I’ve spent on any meal in New York let alone the most we’ve ever spent on afternoon tea.
The Plaza offers to types of afternoon tea platters; to capitalize on our experience, we decided to order both the Classic (above) and the New Yorker.
Classic Sandwiches include – Truffled Quail Egg Salad; Maine Lobster and Sturgeon Caviar; Roast Beef and Horseradish; Cucumber and Radish with Basil; and lastly, Smoked Salmon with Endive
New Yorker Sandwiches include – Cucumber and Radish; Green Herbs with Smoked Salmon; Endive with Roquefort, Shaved Red Grapes and Watercress; Prosciutto with Mozzarella and Pesto and lastly, Roast Beef with Horseradish.
The Plaza aims to connect their name with ideas of luxury and splendor. Some may say that afternoon tea is pretentious, especially in an establishment such as the Plaza and normally I might agree. But over time, I’ve tried to change and expand my attitude what it comes to any culinary adventure. I’ve learn to appreciate any kind of food experience; particularly when I travel. There’s always much to enjoy whether it’s a tiny restaurant with a menu of 2 items or an over the top, luxurious hotel.
Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel – W 59th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY,