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‘Defy Gravi-tea,’ The Plaza Hotel’s new Wicked-themed tea provider

Anything wicked is brewing at The Plaza Lodge. The Palm Court’s iconic stained-glass dome is now bathed in emerald light, and beneath the dome, patrons are dining on a Wicked-themed tea with loads of inexperienced and pink accents.

The Plaza’s recently launched “Defying Gravi-Tea” afternoon tea company is readily available via Oct 31. The delectable tea celebrates the Halloween season in New York Metropolis, as perfectly as 20 a long time of the beloved musical Wicked on Broadway.  

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The menu features a good deal of savory and sweet delicacies. 

On the savory side, you will find the “It can be Foie ‘Gaaaa’ Macaron” with foie mousse, truffle kewpie mayo, and caviar. Of system, afternoon tea would not be complete with out a dainty cucumber sandwich, and “Glinda’s & Elphaba’s Cucumber Sandwich” rises to the occasion with sliced cucumbers, lemon zest, yuzu, chives, and dill on pillowy white bread.

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Photography: Courtesy of The Plaza – a Fairmont Managed Resort

As for sweet treats, “Glinda’s Tart” appeals to both equally the eyes and the tastebuds with rose lychee raspberry confit and lychee and rose mascarpone chantilly. The “Flying Monkey Macaron” will come with a white chocolate pistachio ganache. 

Among lots of other finger sandwiches and sweets, the tea service also will come with a assortment of scones, served with Devonshire product, kalamansi and lemon curd, and dwelling-manufactured berries and lime preserves. 

Each individual guest can choose concerning far more than two dozen teas, from the Chai Imperial to the Lavender Oolong to the caffeine-free of charge Roobis Du Hamman (which we liked).  

The Signature Wicked Tea fees $134/human being. The Grand Imperial Wicked Tea, which provides caviar and champagne to the menu, charges $599/two persons. 

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Photography: Courtesy of The Plaza – a Fairmont Managed Hotel

If you want to get the practical experience to the upcoming stage, there’s even a attractive green cocktail identified as the “Witches Brew.” Served in a coupe glass, this bewitching potion is in good shape for The Wicked Witch of The West herself.

Whilst you might be there, don’t miss out on the exhibit case showing off Glinda’s occasion dress, a pink ruffled frock worn on Broadway.

This tea is sure to be “well-liked!” Make a reservation on the internet or by contacting The Plaza at 212-546-5300. Afternoon tea is served every day, 10:30am to 4pm in The Plaza’s Palm Court docket. 

A single far more idea: The Plaza usually encourages attendees to gown properly for afternoon tea (refrain from carrying shorts, men’s sleeveless shirts, everyday hats, ripped denim and athletic have on). We recommend getting that to the up coming level: Have on eco-friendly or pink for the situation, just like Elphaba and Glinda would do.