Toast To The Holidays In Style At Baccarat Hotel New York

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Petit Salon
Petit Salon

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This season indulge in all that is luxury at the Baccarat Hotel New York with their unique and festive holiday beverage offerings.

For centuries, Baccarat has been privileged to create masterpieces for royal households throughout the world. Honoring that legacy this season, the Baccarat Hotel in New York has created a tea service as it might have been taken place in palaces from St. Petersburg to Bangalore. By pairing their menus with world-renowned Mariage Frères teas, Baccarat seeks to evoke a feeling and ambiance of a distant land by bringing these imaginary journeys to life. This holiday Baccarat has created two seasonal tea offerings including the Le Petit Prince, a children’s tea at Baccarat, and the ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, a holiday tea at Baccarat.

Le Petit Prince
Le Petit Prince

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Le Petit Prince is a tea experience inspired by the famous children’s novela, The Little Prince, first published in April 1943 and voted the best book of the 20th century in France. It is the most famous work French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The main theme is best conveyed through the secret the fox tells the Little Prince: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly: what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Items served with the tea (peppermint tea is recommended) include banana bread with cream cheese and caramelized banana, peppermint meringue, a spiced cupcake, a cranberry muffin with dried cherries and orange; napoleon of pears and brie, a chocolate brownie tree, a speculoos snowflake, and a copy of The Little Prince.

'Twas The Night Before Christmas
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas

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According to legend, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” was composed by Clement Moore on a sleigh ride during a snowy winter’s day. The classic poem has been largely responsible for some of the conceptions of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, and has had a tremendous impact on the history of Christmas gift-giving.

With this tea offering, guests will enjoy delicious savory items including croque-monsieur gruyere, holiday stuffing with apple and walnut, roasted turkey with pain de mie and plum jam, and foie gras with almond financier and fig. Sweets include spice chocolate cherry bûche de noël, sugar plum cake, and rose macaron. It is recommended to pair any of the above with the Alexandra David Neel tea. 

Petit Salon
Petit Salon

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In addition to the tea menu items, the Baccarat is also showcasing two speciality seasonal cocktails: the L’abricot Sour and the G.Smith. The first is a delicious ‘Cognac Sour’ with equal parts Remy Martin 1738, XO, Louis XIII and L’abricot du Roulot liqueur as the base. Lemon juice balances out the sweetness and the angostura as depth and complexity with subtle spice notes. The egg white gives the drink texture and a frothy mouthfeel as the taste buds experience the subtle spice, the sweet, and the sour. The house made apricot bitters (apricots/apricot green tea) was aged with oak for over one year onsite.

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L’abricot Sour

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The second, the G.Smith, also known as the Grandpa Smith, is a very refreshing spiced green apple cider cocktail. Grandpa Smith is inspired by fresh Granny Smith Apple Juice and Granny Smith Apple Liqueur. This drink is spiced with clove agave, green cardamom, and cinnamon with quinoa vodka serving as its base.

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G.Smith also referred to as the Grandpa Smith

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Location: 28 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

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