Salvador Dali Tea at The St. Regis New York

The ritual of Afternoon Tea was brought to The St. Regis New York by Caroline Astor, the hotel's matriarch and Grand Dame of New York Society...
Salvador Dali Tea at The St. Regis New York

HISTORY OF AFTERNOON TEA

The ritual of Afternoon Tea was brought to The St. Regis New York by Caroline Astor, the hotel's matriarch and Grand Dame of New York Society. Each afternoon, Mrs. Astor would invite a select few of her closest friends into her drawing room to catch up on the latest gossip behind closed doors – and always over a decadent selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Today, this ritual has become a signature St. Regis tradition, coming alive each afternoon in New York as well as at St. Regis properties around the world.

SALVADOR DALI

Salvador Dalf, a prominent Spanish surrealist, lived at The St. Regis New York with his wife, Gala, for many winters starting in the late 1930s. He was famous for his pet ocelot, Babou, who roamed the marble halls on a leash. Dalf frequently entertained guests and potential art patrons, and he was known for hosting many extravagant parties with artists including Andy Warhol, whom he often met in the King Cole Bar.

The items included in our Dali tea service are inspired by his most famous paintings and Spanish heritage.

Stop by St. Regis New York, starting from Monday, to get a cup of splendid cup of Afternoon Tea.

Lady Astor's Tea

Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea service as Caroline Astor and her friends did many years ago in this very building.

Savory

Selection of Tea Sandwiches

Lump Crab Salad

Lemon vinaigrette, brioche roll

Scottish Smoked Salmon

Lemon butter, capers, pumpernickel

English Cucumber

Minted cream cheese, brioche

Egg Salad

Micro watercress, multi grain

Quiche

Gruyere cheese and chive

Freshly Baked Scones

Raisin Scones and Traditional Scones

Double Devonshire cream, seasonal fruit preserves, lemon curd

Sweet

Lemon Tartelette

Toasted meringue

Dark Chocolate Mousse

64% Manjari Valrhona chocolate

Apple Financier

Hazelnut, sweet caramel

Assorted French Macarons

65.00 per person

Dali Tea

Salvador Dali was a longtime guest of The St. Regis New York along with his wife, Gala, and his pet ocelot, Babou. The items included in this tea service are inspired by Dali's most famous paintings, as well as his Spanish heritage, and are served on a ceramic paint palette.

Savory

Selection of Tea Sandwiches

Lobster & Mango Salad

Fresh cilantro, petite pita

This sandwich is inspired by Dali's famous "Lobster Telephone" or Aphrodisiac Telephone, created in 1936. Lobster Telephone is one of the best-known icons of the 20th-century.

Manchego & Almond Butter

Quince jam, celery, brioche

This sandwich features Manchego cheese which is a tribute to Salvador Dali's Spanish heritage. The bread of the sandwich is inspired by Dali's "Basket of Bread" painting.

Basque Pate

Cornichon, micro greens, cherry tomato, pumpernickel square

Basque Pate is a traditional Spanish homemade dish, a nod to Dali's roots.

Duck Prosciutto & Fig Mostarda

Arugula, balsamic reduction, pumpernickel

Salvador Dali's Spanish heritage was the inspiration for this sandwich.

Smoked Salmon Mousse

Served in a tomato flavor cone, saffron cream, caviar

The tomato flavored cone is a tribute to Salvador Dali's sculpture "Ice Cream Van".

Sweet

Ganache/Raspberry Tartelette

This dessert is a nod to Dali's "Framboisier" or Raspberry painting.

Madagascar Vanilla Profiterole

This Profiterole is inspired by Dali's love of sweets.

Lemon Poppy Madeleine

The lemon flavor of this dessert is inspired by Dali's "Life with Two Lemons" painting.

Dulce de Leche Cupcake

The warm colors of this cupcake are inspired by the coat of Babou, Dali's pet ocelot and constant companion.

Chocolate Replica of Dali's "The Persistence of Memory" Painting and Milk-Chocolate Paint Brush

The Persistence of Memory was painted by Salvador Dali in 1931 and is one of his most recognizable works. It is commonly referred to as the Melting Clocks painting.

Freshly Baked Scones

Raisin Scones and Traditional Scones

Double Devonshire cream, seasonal fruit preserves, lemon curd

85.00 per person

Dali Historic Tea

A unique opportunity to own a piece of St. Regis history. Select from original keys, door knobs, plates and more.

Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Limited offerings available.

550.00 for two people, includes Dali Tea service

Complement Your Tea

Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame

Tea – Vintage 2006

Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentennial of the house, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as "La Grande Dame de La Champagne," Each bottle is signed by winemaker Pierre Casenave and includes Veuve Clicquot champagne flutes

600.00 for two guests, includes your choice of Lady Astor's Tea or Dali Tea

Caviar Tea

Caviar has always been the delicacy of aristocrats and sophisticated gourmands. Centuries ago, the best caviar was set aside for the exclusive consumption of Russian czars and Manchurian emperors, and even the Vatican.

Served with two glasses of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label and 0setra Caviar Russe (1. 75oz.) with traditional garnishes

600.00 for two guests, includes your choice of Lady Astor's Tea or Dali Tea

Tipsy Tea Cocktails
The Iggy

Earl Grey, Tito's vodka, fresh grapefruit juice, club soda

Walk in The Park

Lavender 0olong tea, Beefeater gin, St. Germaine, limoncello

Bubbly Tea

The Du Hammam tea, spring water, peach liquor, Champagne

Last Call

Jasmine tea, Tito's vodka, Domaine de Canton

6.oo per cocktail

Tea Selection by Palais des Thes

Black Tea

Big Ben English Breakfast

Wonderful blend of black teas from China and India. Mild, invigorating, mellow and spicy

The Du Tigre

"Tiger Tea" is a delicious smoked tea from China with superb leaves. A favorite among connoisseurs

The des Lords Earl Grey

Sprinkled with safflower petals, this tea boasts an intense bergamot flavor

Darjeeling Margaret's Hope

A pure black tea from Darjeeling with a great character. Full-bodied and dark with yet an invigorating fruity flavor

Mango

This black tea has the exotic sweet, acidic and fruity notes of mango

Herbal Infused Tea

Tropical Garden

A caffeine-free blend of mango, pineapple, papaya and peach with zesty notes. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins

Queens Garden

A caffeine-free blend of apple, caramelized almonds and cinnamon that recalls the memories and flavors of childhood

Chamomile

This infusion combines the apple and spices gourmet notes

Oolong Tea

Lavender Oolong

Very soothing (semi-oxidized) tea from China is combined with fresh lavender, whose powerful fragrance spices up the tea's plant notes

Tropical Ooloong

Naturally sweet and fruity tea with mango, passion fruit and guava

Green Tea

Gunpowder

A pure Chinese green tea rolled into tiny balls. Lively and astringent, fresh and thirst quenching

Kukicha

Unique Japanese green tea only made of stems. Initial iodine and marine aromas which develop plant-based then minty notes

Sencha Ariake

The mildest of the great Sencha teas from Japan. Very invigorating and flowery

The Du Hammam

The green tea is blended with berries, green dates, rose and orange flower water

Icy Mint

This tea brings together the fresh, peppery aromas of mint leaves and the vegetal notes of a delicious long-leaf green tea

Grand Jasmine Chun Feng

One of the best jasmine green teas with a high proportion of tips

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos

Native to South Africa, Rooibos gives a pleasant beverage with no caffeine

Rooibos du Hammam

This recipe combines green dates, luscious berries and the mellow flavor of Rooibos

White Tea

Bai Mu Dan

A superb China white tea with silver buds. Its woody scent recalls ripe autumn crops like hazelnut and chestnut.

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