Ballet Afternoon Tea at Peninsula New York

It was called the Grand Whipped Cream Tea.

Afternoon tea collaborations are common in Asia but less frequent in the US and Europe. So when a collaboration does happen, it is pretty exciting. Peninsula New York just finished a two-month tea collaboration with American Ballet Theater. They’re currently on a LadurĂ©e afternoon tea, but I wanted to share photos from the ballet tea (t0 house in our afternoon tea archives :).

New menus

Afternoon tea set up. PDT is the current tea vendor for Peninsula…

…and two of the offerings are a custom blend:

  1. Black with vanilla, almond, marigold, and rosebuds
  2. Green with lychee and lotus

Teaware is Wedgewood.

Table set up.

Savories. Four across, each named after a character in the Ballet.

Cupcake Kid – dill-lemon cupcake with smoked salmon mousse

The Don Zucchero – egg salad, watercress on sourdough

The Swirl Girl – lobster salad, watermelon radish on pumpernickel

The Chef – roast beef, mustard, and pickles on rye

Onto the sweets

Scones, classic and raisin…

…with lemon curd, raspberry jame, and Devonshire cream.

Whipped cream and strawberries…

…and ballerina cookies.

Prince Coffee – marzipan and coffee tart

Princess Tea Flower – Earl Grey, rose cream, and petals

Gingerbread Man – caramel, chocolate, and choux

Princess Praline – mascarpone, vanilla, and raspberry

Most colorful afternoon

Till next time ^-^

  • Alex
    October 6, 2018

    Beautiful and delicious looking!

    • Kathy YL Chan
      October 6, 2018

      Thanks, Alex ^-^

  • Marilyn
    October 8, 2018

    The teaware and good is all so pretty!

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