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.
And an assortment of strawberry and caramel macarons.
P.S. Look at the snow outside the hotel. The first of 2013 and extra glittery ^_^