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Macarons and Manhattan


Visiting partners is always nice, especially the ones abroad. It gives you an opportunity to see what working in London / Paris / New York / etc. would be like. This time, we were in Manhattan. It was an interesting visit, where ‘a lunch together’ meant that the assistant picked up a variety of Subway sandwiched, and we could make our pick. Um, yeah….?

So, finishing up the business meeting – we found ourselves at 57th street. Where, all of a sudden – I noticed the Russian Tearoom. Do you remember that Sex and the City episode? Where Carrie and the Russian have diner? Okay, I have to admit, it may sound really tacky, but ofcourse I could not go by without an experience like that. So, I told my beau we just nééded to have a high tea there.

So. Imagine… Curried chicken salad with raisins and pecans, Shrimp salad with rémoulade, Smoked Scottish salmon with chive cream cheese and cucumber, Artichoke with red pepper and a sun-dried tomato goat cheese, Smoked ham and turkey with truffle croque monsieur, N.Y smoked sturgeon with dill and sour cream, Roquefort bleu cheese and pear with walnuts, Caviars on Blinis, Siberian Osetra, Russian Osetra, Hackleback and Paddlefish…

And yes, tea – even though this was fancy tea like Formosa Oolong or Mint Verbeena, we couldn’t resist the Champage pairing. Half a bottle of Krug really added to the experience.

The Russian tearoom was founded in 1927 by members of the Russian Ballet.

Honestly, it is an amazing experience. The interior is crazy. Red extravagancy, old glamour, over the top!

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