As for the Fitzgerald Tea ($79 adults, $45 kids), it honors a former guest of The Plaza (yes, the author himself had a special place in his heart for the hotel and even set a pivotal scene in a suite here) and will be served in the Palm Court throughout the holiday season.
Aside from the afternoon tea blend and some teatime staples like smoked salmon sandwiches and scones with lemon curd, some 20s-themed menu items include Pâté de Fruit with Gin Rickey Sugar, a Sachertorte with Amarena Cherry, and the "Jazz Age Chocolate Bon-Bon." And then there's always the booze, which is Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne and two specialty Hendrick's gin cocktails: the "Warm Fitzgerald Tea" and "Fitzgerald Gin Tipple."
We won't spoil the menu for you any further, but having done the signature Plaza tea service in the Champagne Bar before, we can confidently say that the Fitzgerald menu and holiday Palm Court experience is so, so much better and so worth it. For reservations, call 212.546.5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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