This sort of afternoon tea menu may seem a little cheezy for those of you who never watched Sex and the City, but for hard core fans (such as myself) and for tea lovers in general this experience is something you probably don't want to miss if you're in London. But, if you're like me and don't live in London, why not re-create it at home for a get together with the girls?
The Hyatt Regency London at The Churchill is hosting the "Sex and the City Afternoon Par-Tea" which includes sweets and savories inspired by New York City and the characters from the show. Many of us tend to assume afternoon tea HAS to include cold tea sandwiches. Not so. Sometimes I actually prefer something warm and savory. Of course, I still want it to be super miniaturized.
The SATC savory menu includes:
Pastrami On Rye
New York Bagels with Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
Mini Jack "Bergers" (named after Jack Berger, one of Carrie’s boyfriends)
Mini New York Hot Dogs with a light drizzle of mustard
The SATC sweet menu includes a selection of pastries with all four ladies in mind.
For Carrie, a pink stiletto
For Charlotte, a pink strawberry cupcake
For Samantha, an appletini jelly in a mini martini glass
For Miranda, glazed mini doughnuts
Guests can also choose from a fine selection of teas that have been highlighted for each of the girls as well: For Carrie, a Winter White tea. For Samantha, Jasmine Pearls. For Charlotte, the traditional Sapphire Earl Grey. Finally for Miranda a Darjeeling 2nd Flush.
In recognition of the girls' love of cocktails, guests can include one of the girl’s favorite cocktails: a Flirtini (champagne, vodka and pineapple juice). Although, I associate the Cosmopolitan more with SATC. Here's a fun tea inspired cocktail that we think the girls would love! And it's perfect for summer - light and refreshing.
FAB-ELINNI Cocktail Recipe (by Karina Strobl)
Yields 4 servings
We know SATC was famous for setting fashion trends, but it also set some pretty remarkable food trends. Just to name a few places.
-Magnolia Bakery's Cupcakes
-City Bakery's brownies (are the best as proclaimed by Carrie)
-Who doesn't remember the episode when the girls go to the uber trendy "raw food" restaurant where we all meet Smith for the first time?!
-Chinese food: Think Miranda and the giggling woman who takes her delivery order
-Eleven Madison Park (where BIG does the unthinkable to Carrie!)
-The Boathouse Restaurant in Central Park (Carries and BIG go for an unexpected swim)
So, as I sit here reflecting on our time in Las Vegas I couldn't help but think of all the ladies I saw having bachelorette parties. And SATC always comes to mind when I see females bonding. I also can't help but think of that movie Bridesmaids which I absolutely L-O-V-E! Those ladies never quite made it to Vegas though. Thinking of a nice Evening TeaCocktail Hour for our best girlfriends.
What's a NYC themed party without mini pizza bites, a sushi tray, "Big" apple pie, raw tacos in lettuce cups and crudités.