I just saw that reservations are now available at New Orleans’ Windsor Court Le Salon for their holiday tea service (so something to drop by for definitely, along with seeing their 20′ Christmas tree, 1500′ of garland, and 6′ magnolia wreaths).
I haven’t had a formal tea service since a couple of years ago in Las Vegas at the Mandarin Oriental (I’ll put pics of that one below) which is now the Waldorf Astoria.
Never yet having had the tea service at Le Salon, I’d love to experience it this year. I’m a huge fan of The Grill Room at the hotel, which is quite possibly the nicest meat and three I know. And certainly, the only one I know that comes with an amuse.
First, though, the setting:
a crabmeat amuse
salad, crab cake with remoulade, hoppin’ john, and roasted cauliflower
perfect, perfect, perfect little rounds of sorbet
In December 2018, the Waldorf Astoria (their tea service here) finished its takeover of the Mandarin Oriental. I had the M-O’s tea service before the takeover, and it looks very similar now, minus the china and some of the decor: