Have Afternoon Tea at New York’s most fashionable address, The Plaza on Central Park.
Walk in and you’re already in awe of the beauty of the Palm Court. It’s and elegant fusion of classic New York grandeur with modern cosmopolitan sophistication. The Palm Court was restored to its original grandeur following a $6.5 million dollar renovation. Known as the heart and soul of The Plaza, it’s bordered by mirrored doors, fleur-de-peche marble columns and is crowned with a spectacular re-creation of the Palm Court’s luminous 1,800 square foot stained-glass yellow and green skylight. No wonder it’s served as a setting for scenes in many popular novels and films, most notably, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
A famous tradition at The Plaza, the Afternoon Tea service blends an innovative menu with a formal tea to provide guests quality service and flavorful cuisine, infusing this timeless classic with contemporary flair. Or at least that’s what they say on their website….
Now I’ve had a lot of Afternoon Tea or High Tea as they say in England, so The Plaza was going to have to try achieve the infamous standards of The Ritz as well as the Berkeley Prêt-à-Portea in London.
The Plaza serves you’re typical high tea sandwiches of cucumber, salmon, roast beef but also throws in a surprise selection of proscuitto and roquefort. And they’re desserts had a New Yorker twist serving a black and white cookie (oh how Seinfeld), profiterole, cannoli, chocolate cupcake, lemon tea cake and of course…a New York cheesecake. The sandwiches were pretty good (the bread was a little stale — and they offer a gluten free option) but the highlight were those traditional New York desserts!
The Plaza Fifth Avenue at Central Park South , New York City, 10019
Be careful when booking as Afternoon Tea is ONLY served daily in The Palm Court from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.