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My in-laws came to town this weekend, so we celebrated my mother-in-law's birthday a few weeks late. She wanted to go to tea at the Plaza, and since I've never done that, I was excited to go with her.
Tea at the Palm Court in the Plaza Hotel is an event. The room is so open and bright, with lots of palm plants and flowers. We were seated at the perfect table to people-watch. There were many people there with young children, some of them celebrating birthdays. One adorable girl was celebrating her first birthday, imagine her looking at those photos when she is older!
|The Palm Court at the Plaza (from their website)|
I ordered the Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages, an homage to the fact that scenes from The Great Gatsby were set there, and that Scott and Zelda were patrons of the Plaza Hotel. The bottom tier held Curried Lobster Salad, Deviled Quail Egg Salad, Smoked Salmon, and a Cucumber Sandwich. The Deviled Egg was my favorite.
The second tier had two delicious scones, served with lemon curd, raspberry preserves and Devonshire cream. They were heavenly, so light and airy and the preserves were addictive.
The top tier held tasty sweets, including a chocolate bon-bon, and a fudgy marshmallow square that were the highlights.
|The Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages|
|The Chocolate Tea|
It was a lovely afternoon, very relaxing and a great place to meet up with someone and have a long chat.
The Palm Court website is here.