Just for the month of December…
…the annual Nutcracker Tea at Mandarin Oriental New York. Today, a table for three. Drinking Ceylon blended with roses…
…and a cocktail of rum, cardamom, lime, and lemongrass. Just because.
With the afternoon tea revamp, the scones, savories, and sweets are delivered as separate courses. First, warm ginger scones…
…with orange marmalade and housemade cranberry jam…
…and whipped clotted cream.
And then sandwiches!
- Sweet potato and kale terrine | candied spiced pecans, pumpernickel
- Apple chicken salad | pickled grapes, smoked almonds, brioche
- Truffle egg salad checkerboard | micro celery
- Smoked salmon pastrami | grain mustard aioli, dill pickled radish, rye pinwheel
Many of the sandwiches overlap with the classic tea, so no worries if you can’t make it in December…
…but you have to until the following December for these sweets.
Eggnog panna cotta
Linzer star cookies
Coconut-spiced chocolate snowball
Caramel toasted pecan pie. Till next time ^-^