Calling New York’s socialites. Big news from the famed Plaza Hotel. We hear that the ultra posh Palm Court reopened its doors to New York City as a destination for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
The Palm Court, originally named The Tea Room when it was constructed in 1907, reopened as a part of the $350 million three-year restoration of The Plaza. We are told that its own renovation cost $6.5 million. We like that its new look includes a recreation of the original 1907 stained-glass lay light, which was covered up during the ‘Conrad Hilton’ years in the 1950s.
Pinkies up: The Palm Court Tea, priced at $45, includes a three tier display of scones, tea sandwiches and pastries – and of course, the extensive menu of teas. Try the New Yorker Tea menu, also $45, which includes black and white cookies, organic roast beef on a pretzel roll and New York cheesecake.
Got a sweet tooth? We recommend the decadent Chocolate Tea, which includes a chocolate fondue and the Eloise Tea, based on The Plaza’s most famous six-year-old guest.
For more information visit www.theplaza.com.