Now here’s an interesting afternoon tea spot. Enter the Washington Square Hotel and go straight back to the lobby bar. It’s called the Deco Room and afternoon tea is $20…for two people. Crazy right? It’s so different from traditional afternoon tea (no scones) but worth visiting if you’re looking for a quiet and secluded tea place. I joined Jee for tea the other afternoon (good to see you :).
Three tiers, we’ll work bottom-up. First, smoked turkey panini with arugula. It’s like a mini-lunch. Surprsingly satisfying with melted cheddar, roasted peppers, and walnut pesto generously smothered on both slices of bread. Going to recreate this at home.
Cheese course in places of scones…
…and a seemingly random selection of sweets including grilled cornbread, berry-topped lemon curd tarts, macaroons, cornmeal and poppyseed cookies. Such a curious spot. Save for a woman at the bar, we were the only guests there the entire afternoon. It feels like a forgotten place…and I kind of like that. Bonus points to our very thoughtful waiter ^_^