Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park changes their afternoon tea menu each season. You’ve seen past versions of the Fall Tea and Winter Tea before. This is a look at the 2015 Fall Tea service ^-^
Afternoon tea comes in multiple courses (sandwiches, scones, and sweets). The featured tea for fall is the mulled spice tea (it’s peppermint tea in the winter, cherry blossom green for spring, wild strawberry for summer). Let’s begin…
…with the savories.
Lobster and caviar roll with yuzu aioli on mini brioche.
Cucumber, dill, and Greek yogurt crème fraîche on pumpernickel.
Chicken salad with tarragon on seven-grain.
Egg salad and black truffle on pain de mie.
Rosemary ham, dijon mustard, and sour pickle on cheddar scone.
And then out come their signature scones. Warm, giant and crusted in a sugar top. Scented with orange for fall (they feature dried fruit scones for winter, cherry blossom for spring, and blueberry scones for summer).
Lemon curd, clotted cream, and jams (strawberry, blueberry, and apricot).
Time for sweets.
Mini pumpkin pies.
Chocolate opera cake.
Grand Marnier custard profiteroles.
German chocolate cupcake.
And a raspberry-pistachio opera.