Sami had sent an email to the group prior to the tour to state that an optional activity available is to have an afternoon tea at the Plaza Hotel and the suggested day would be the first day of the tour. She was kind enough to put this out to the group at my behest. I would still have attended the high tea irrespective of the number of people joining me but I thought it would be nice if I could share this experience with some of the ladies from the group.
In the end 6 other ladies decided to join me and we were all so excited about this as the Plaza Hotel is not only iconic but also one of the most prestigious hotels in New York.
I did so love the interior of the hotel. I felt there was a grand and majestic feeling walking through the lobby and the halls.
6 of us chose the New Yorker option and 1 of us chose the Eloise Tea option.
The New Yorker included the following savouries:
Cucumber, radish with green herbs finger sandwich
Smoked salmon and endive finger sandwich
Roquefort, shaved red grapes and watercress savoury
Prosciutto, mozzarella with pesto on a toasted biscuit base
Roast beef with horseradish mini roll
Scones were served with double cream and blueberry preserve
The sweets were:
Black and white cookies
New York cheesecake
Lemon tea cake
The Eloise Tea range included:
Grilled cheese sandwich, Cucumber buttered bread, Organic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Strawberry and cream cheese sandwich.
Scones with double cream and blueberry preserve
Cookies, chocolate cupcakes, Pink Pink jellos, Eloise shortbread cookies and Chocolate dipped strawberries.
Some of us had a Bellini instead of the Champagne and we all had a pot of tea with our afternoon tea. Generally we enjoyed our afternoon tea. The food was generally good but in my opinion the sweets stood out more than the savouries. In the savouries, the surprise and a delightful one at that was the Roquefort, shaved red grapes with watercress. The burst of blue cheese flavour was delightfully delicious! I loved every sweet I had so I honestly can't say which stood out as they were all good.
There is only one negative comment that I have to make. It took about 50 minutes for us to be served with the food and we were all quite hungry by then. The restaurant was only 3/4 full so we couldn't understand why it took the kitchen so long to prepare everything for 7 people. But having said that, the wait did not detract our lovely afternoon of female bonding and just having a fun relaxing afternoon soaking up the vibe at The Plaza.
|A very scrumptious chocolate from the Eloise Tea sweets|
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would not have had it any other way. Thank you to the other ladies for joining me. I had a great time!
Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel
W 59th Street & 5th Ave