High Tea at the Caryle Hotel NYC

Some of the gals have done high tea in London so they wanted to experience afternoon tea at a timeless classic. The Carlyle, which has hosted world leaders and high society since 1930 is on Manhattan’s Upper East Side overlooking Central Park, and its truly a New York City landmark. What an incredible afternoon tea.
The tea room is decorated in deep red, hand-painted wallpaper. Red-fringed velvet chairs, banquettes made of antique kilims piled with pillows, inviting you to stay longer..
Silver and china with crisp white linens.
Perfect finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream (imported from England) jams and marmalade. Our favorite desert was the dark chocolate torte. I also loved the espresso creme cake. The other sweets offered were apricot-pistachio tarts, banana chocolate meringue, and mini apple tarts. The desserts were certainly delectable.
A little fact about the Bemelman's bar which is off the tea room in the Caryle: The bar is named for the author and creator of the Madeline children’s book series, Ludwig Bemelman. The author and illustrator of the Madeline books painted the murals in this famous room in 1947, setting these images of children ice skating or bunnies playing Ring Around the Rosy in Central Park. Apparently he received an 18-month stay in the hotel in exchange for his work. Lovely afternoon on a beautiful Spring day.

1 comment:

Couture Carrie said...

How lovely!

Bemelmann's Bar in the Carlyle hotel is one of my favorite NYC spots :)

xoxox,
CC