Is there a more charming place for tea on a cold winter's afternoon than
I can't think of one for any afternoon!
My friend, Mary, and I had our annual (post) holiday celebration on Sunday. We enjoy going out after New Years when we most need a treat. This year we chose to do tea. Initially we thought we would go to one of the big hotels. But we did some research and found this lovely restaurant tucked away on a side street on the Upper East Side. I am so glad we did.
We had our tea in the lovely Willow Room. I felt I was at least 3,000 miles away in an English inn.
The food was delicious. Little sandwiches, scones and yummy pastries. I especially liked the lemon bars.
The Mandalay Room was upstairs. It would be a beautiful place for a special celebration dinner. The dinner menu looked wonderful. I'd have a difficult time choosing what to order. I was especially taken with the dessert selection. Would you choose the "warm apple crumble with Irish oatmeal crust and Bourbon caramel sauce" or "warm hazelnut plum tart with ginger creme anglaise?" We'd have to order both!
Tri-state bloggers: Wouldn't it be fun to do a blogger tea here in the spring? Of course I'm not limiting a tea to those of us from NY/NJ/CT. All would be welcome and it would be lovely.
I've already planned a return visit for brunch with my neighbor. We ran into each other in the grocery this evening and were chatting about getting together one weekend. Luckily I had just the place for us.
Hope you're keeping warm and cozy!