Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I had a fabulous "Nutcracker Tea" at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. I took a very fast elevator to the 35th floor to their lobby and waited a bit to be seated. Yes I did have reservations. The girl at the desk called my phone to see if I needed to reschedule! What? We are in New York how can this happen? lol She wound up being fine and we sat down. I was so not impressed at the decor. The Lounge is a sunken living room with spectacular views but this was the "Nutcracker Tea" There were No Nutcrackers! Ok Maybe a Nutcracker cookie? NO! The menu was so delicious and so well presented. The desserts were cute, I could not finish so they wrapped mine in a green take out box! Cuteness. I asked why it was called the "Nutcracker Tea" and was told since they are near Lincoln Center and that is where the very famous Nutcracker Ballet is performed they are hosting a tea! It was really great the food and views made it a wonderful experience. A must do in NYC especially before going to see the Nutcracker at Lincoln Center. Maybe next year it will be a little more characteristic. So glad I did this. Maybe I miss being chased by Soldier Boy or him popping up wherever I was, I thought I would come here and there he would be. He is where he belongs now in Christmas Storage Land with his new love......
Scones with Mandarin Orange Marmalade and Cream
Watercress Pinwheels and Salmon
Egg Salad with Truffle Oil & Turkey
Take Out Box for my Desserts
Beautiful View of Columbus Circle