A Glamorous Afternoon Tea Affair at the Baccarat Hotel New York
What’s better than spending an afternoon sipping tea surrounded by the beauty of Baccarat glamour as you experience one of New York’s most elegant affairs? You are still thinking, right? Read on and indulge with Love Happens’ lifestyle editor Ines Romba at Baccarat Hotel New York’s Afternoon Tea.
On arrival at the Baccarat Hotel New York, we felt the glamour as we approached the dark elevators, an overarching air of fancy. We entered a room home to the incredibly kind waiters and hosts, who led us to a perfectly placed table. Outside the window across from us, a New York City scape. Inside, classically modern decor of red flowers and dark uniforms surrounded us. We sat just a moment before the champagne arrived for a toast of stunning Baccarat crystal glasses. A cheers to the endless glamour of Afternoon Tea at Baccarat Hotel New York!
Le Menu du Thé
Cozy in the hotel’s Grand Salon with Le Menu du Thé in front of us, we ordered with complete confidence in our surroundings. Roses and Jasmine, such wonderful teas. For centuries, Baccarat has created masterpieces for royal households throughout the world. Honoring that legacy, the iconic French crystal brand imagined a tea service as it might have been enacted in the world’s grand palaces. A truly enchanting experience.
Paired with the beautiful teas and tisanes, came an even more exquisite experience of colorful fingerfood. Between decadent displays of foie gras, macarons, and mini sandwiches, rested the unforgettable scones. Hot, beautiful and deliciously sweet scones. The masterful menu is the creation of Culinary Director Gabriel Kreuther. A Michelin-starred and James Beard-award-winning chef, Gabriel is the chef behind the eponymous French restaurant and neighboring handcrafted chocolate shop, Kreuther.
Wrapping Up Afternoon Tea at Baccarat Hotel New York
The sophisticated decor, beautiful crystal and china, and delicious victuals came with the perfect music for a New York afternoon to remember. A reminder that Luxury is not just the superficial style of a place, but rather, Luxury is how you feel within it.
When we think about New York, glamour and sophistication come to mind. And still, the classic luxury service we experienced, with the pleasure of comforting foods and pretty pink tea, provides so much more than our minds can conceive. Experiences are the true essence of new luxury. It’s the feeling during these experiences of which we think and dream. When you take a seat at the Baccarat Hotel, you feel a mix of homely comfort and movie splendor. It is that delicate balance that gives tea at the Baccarat the radiance of a truly unforgettable experience.
Words by Maria Inês Romba