You’d be surprised by how busy this place gets on a Monday afternoon.
Take the escalator up to the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman. There’s an elevator as well, but escalators are just so much fun. A glimpse of each floor. Handbags! Shoes! Furs! More furs! More shoes! Buttery scarves and luxurious coats. And then you reach the home floor. The 7th floor is my favorite. Think La Maison du Chocolat, Bellocq, Angelina, and YokuMoku all in one room. It’s where they stock endless rooms of tea platters, pots and cups. It’s where you’ll find gilded bar carts and fox fur rugs. And the candles! There’s a whole room for just candles. Lafco, Diptyque, Ladurée, and the king of them all….Cire Trudon. Save all that for later, now it’s time for tea.
Make a left into BG Restaurant and make sure they seat you in one of those silly wonderful cocoon chairs (Lisa‘s sitting in one at the top photo). They come in gold and Tiffany blue and I’d love to just curl up in one for the entire afternoon.
A pot of Anji white tea. They serve Dammann Frères, tea menu/selection here.
Six sandwiches: egg salad, smoked salmon, cucumber-cream cheese, turkey and sesame, and cranberry chicken salad, and tuna salad. All very ordinary, but good enough. We did agree however that it’s best when the type of sandwiches served at afternoon tea are ones that you wouldn’t likely assemble yourself at home. Case in point, teas sandwiches from The Plaza, Russian Tea Room, and Pierre Hotel.
Lisa and I shared a single order of the tea set and the Seared Tuna Salad. Baby arugula, roasted red peppers, wild mushrooms, egg mimosa, preserved lemon, and champagne vinaigrette. It felt very right to eat a salad here ;)