NYC | A New Afternoon Tea at The Pierre Hotel

Saturday, January 26, 2013 4comments No tags Permalink 0

The Pierre Hotel is launching a new afternoon tea tomorrow. Hooray!

Afternoon tea options in NYC are limited, so it’s a thrill to have something new in the mix. This tea will be offered 3-5pm each Sunday until April 28th. On all other days they’ll serve the traditional afternoon tea.

Want to see a little preview?

Here’s a look at the menu.

The Marie Antoinette Tea ($95) comes with unlimited Piper-Heidsieck Brut Cuvee while the King Louis XVI Tea ($195) comes with unlimited Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998. You get the same type of sweets and savories with both teas.

Tea is served loose-leaf and they have a wide selection. I often order the house chai…

…but my favorite drink at The Pierre is an off-menu blend called Warm Sunrise. This is the story behind the drink. A blend of chamomile, fresh orange and lemon, cinnamon sticks, and honey. Perfect for this freezing weather (and sore throats).

Let’s get started with savory bites.

Smoked trout and gruyère mini quiches.

Warm gougères with a filling of red endives.

Smoked salmon tulip atop crème fraîche whipped with orange and dill on rye.

Vol-au-vents filled with wild mushrooms and truffles.

And then to the sweets!

Silky dark chocolate finger truffles.

White chocolate champagne truffles.

Chocolate-dipped strawberries.

And an assortment of strawberry and caramel macarons.

P.S. Look at the snow outside the hotel. The first of 2013 and extra glittery ^_^

4 Comments
  • anonymous
    January 27, 2013

    Nice ! I had an afternoon tea at The Ritz London last week (soon on the blog !)and I hope to have this new one at the Pierre on April…

  • Kathy YL Chan
    January 31, 2013

    Hi Foodista! Can't wait to read you post on the The Ritz London! I only had a few weeks notice to make reservations when I visited London last Sept, didn't realize they book three MONTHS in advance! Ahh well, I will have to make a return trip to London ^_^

  • anonymous
    January 31, 2013

    Here is the post http://foodista-en-ville.over-blog.com/article-tea-at-the-ritz-londres-114781803.htmlI agree : their booking system is amazing !!! I get a reservation 8 weeks before, had to confirm and reconfirm, they call the day before to remind (how could I have forgotten ????) but it worths a round trip to London ! (but the best scones i've ever had in London are those from sketch parlour)I'll be in NYC in april, if you're not on travel, I would be great to meet for an afternoon tea !

  • Kathy YL Chan
    February 1, 2013

    That looks AMAZING!! Now I really wish I went ^_^ Yes, would love to get together for tea! When in April are you coming? I'm planning to go to Hawai'i in mid-April but will be in NYC the first week. Email me your dates: kathyylchan at gmail …can't wait! :)

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