Haute Insider: NYC Holiday Happenings


The Lambs Club Dining Room Shot The Lambs Club Holiday Photo FireplaceNew York is one of the best places on the globe to spend the holidays. Weather it’s shopping you love or visiting the Rockefeller plaza tree with a little post-tree ice skating, New York has got it all. We’ve compiled a list of some of your favorite places that have little known holiday special activities and other holiday goodies. Enjoy!

Tiffany & Co is a must see for visitors to NYC. You may even catch someone proposing marriage to their partner right in front of the copper Tiffany’s sign. It’s always a treat to see The Tiffany Diamond which they discovered in 1877 in the mines of South Africa. The mammoth gem is 268 carats and is set with a white diamond necklace worth millions alone. You won’t be disappointed!  Pop in to view it on the main floor then take an old-fashioned elevator ride ( including an elevator guide sporting a turquoise scarf or tie).  Don’t forget to check out the miniature holiday windows just the right size to display the gorgeous jewelry they are known for.

The Palm Court at the iconic Plaza Hotel is a great place to stop for a bit of grand old New York and a spot of  tea—that’s English style with petite sandwiches piled high on the graduated platter. For the holidays they have some special additions to their afternoon tea. There are two different ones below:

Sugar & Spice Tea: November 27th – December 31st. Here’s some of the offerings to chose from:

  • Organic Deviled Egg Salad, Dill Pickle Relish
    House Roasted Turkey, Cranberry, Romaine, Whole Wheat English Cucumber, Pickled Red Onion Cream Cheese, Rye Prosciutto Cotto, Gruyere, Dijon, Ficelle Baguette
    Organic Peanut Butter and Jelly.Fresh Baked Ginger Scones with Preserves, Lemon Curd, Devonshire CreamSweets:
    Spiced “Eggnog” and Chocolate Cup
    Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    Apple Cider Cupcake with Mulling Spiced Buttercream Caramel Chocolate Meringue
    Seasonal Fruit Tart
    Peppermint Cotton Candy3D Gingerbread Cookie, winter scene packed in cello bag with ribbon (Cookie sourced from Monte Carlo Baking Co., packaging to be done by kitchen)New Yorker Holiday Tea:- Cranberry and orange red velvet dome with cream cheese frosting replaces white chocolate pistachio and cherry dome
    – Key Lime tart/pie replaces lemon meringue tart
    – Chocolate and orange ganache sable replaces chocolate mint ganache sable

Special Christmas Tea: December 24th – 27th

Sandwiches And Savories offered:

Thyme Roasted Prime Rib Sandwich, Horseradish Aioli, Arugula, Onion Roll Roasted Goose Rillette, Prune and Chestnut Chutney, Buckwheat Crepe
Country Style Pate, Giardiniera, Pickled Mustard Seeds, Toasted Brioche Christmas Ham, Hot Buttered Rum Glaze, Smoked Gouda, Grain Mustard Butter, Ficelle Baguette

Lobster Roll, Daikon Sprouts, Buttered Brioche Roll
Confit New Potato, Chive Crème Fraiche, American Sturgeon Caviar 3g Private Reserve American Ossetra Caviar-$25 Supplement
3g Royale Sturgeon Caviar-$19 Supplement

Freshly, Baked, Warm Seasonal Scones, Double Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd, Preserves

Pastries And Sweets
Chocolate & Bailey’s ganache buche Mont blanc
Mint and mandarin macaroon

There will be a Christmas giveaway of a fruitcake— a yummy one!

Holiday Carolers Brunch at The Lambs Club : Celebrity chef, Geoffrey Zakarian will have Holiday Carolers each Saturday in December leading up to and including Christmas day. You’ll love the red leather banquettes and the chic retro feel of the restaurant which is housed in the Chatwal Hotel on 44th Street. Some of the luscious edibles offered for the brunch are:

Highlights includeHouse-Cured Smoked Arctic Char with Crème Fraîche / Caper Berries / Bread or Bagel,  Farro Porridge with Fresh Fruit / Currant / Rolled Oats,  Eggs en Cocotte with San Marzano Tomato / Spanish Capers / Pecorino / Fennel, Buttermilk Pancakes with Mixed Berry Compote / Whipped Lemon Ricotta / Warm Maple Syrup, Stuffed French Toast with Mascarpone / Apricot / Almond, Duck Confit Latke with Poached Egg / Frisée / Lingonberry and The Lambs Club Burger with Toasted Challah / Cabot Sharp Cheddar / Shallot / Fries

 Michel Cluizel Hot Chocolate (Selection of one): Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate or White Chocolate

 The Lambs Club 132 West 44th Street (212) 997-5262 www.thelambsclub.com

Kohl’s departments store is hosting a holiday gifting truck in Meatpacking at Gansevoort Plaza, with Giuliana Rancic with her husband Bill and son Duke, who will be on hand to meet and greet. You’ll be able to share a holiday story at a pop-up sound booth and take a peek at the holiday gifts you can purchase at Kohl’s, plus there will be free give aways!

Saturday, December 5th 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Sunday, December 6th  11:00 am – 6:00 pm