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New Yorker? Planning a visit to NYC? For some suggestions, click: Tea-Taking in NYC
A very today beverage, tea is steeped in yesteryear
— a slower paced, more contemplative time. Perhaps that explains in part why solos are an accepted and expected
part of the tea-taking scene — especially during the holidays.
To the holiday harried, the sight of a solo diner appears sane rather than sorry. A person indulging in a momentary retreat for refreshment and renewal — how civil! A serene solo
nibbling on a tiny sandwich sans crusts or tucking into a meat pie — how admirable!
So, if you've kept yourself from this pleasure in order to avoid pitying glances, this is
a "fear-free" opportunity. Indulge in the array of tea-taking experiences from highbrow to lowbrow.
P.S. Tips on the technicalities of taking afternoon
* The order of things: Scones first — one piece at a time.
Break off a piece, spread with jam, then clotted cream. Proceed to to savories and sandwiches
and then to the sweets.
* Spoons are primarily for stirring, not for residing
in your cup.
* Teacup handles are for pinching; resist the urge to
wear one on your finger.
Elegant Hotel Tea-Taking in NYC
The St. Regis — 2 East 55th Street — (212) 339-6857
The Four Seasons — 57 East 57th Street — (212) 893-6802
The Pierre New York — Fifth Avenue at 61st Street — (212) 940-8195
The Peninsula New York — 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street — (212) 893-6802
The Plaza — Fifth Avenue at Central Park South — (212) 759-3000
The Waldorf = Astoria — 301 Park Avenue — (212) 872-4997
Sooner or later, EVERYONE — business and pleasure travelers, singles, those divorced
or widowed, very-marrieds whose spouses are on the road, harried moms and dads, etc. — faces the challenge of eating
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