Tea is best when served piping hot and ladled into your mouth by a farmer's wife who found you just lying out there in the cold and nursed you back to health. Enjoy your tea, you mysterious stranger, with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Evening Tea or Gourmet Dinner Cuisine
The five-course evening-tea ceremony ($40) includes a glass of champagne, scoop of sorbet, homemade scone, four tea sandwiches, plate of mini desserts, fresh-berry romanoff, and a small pot of loose-leaf tea—available in flavors such as earl grey, jasmine green, and white raspberry. The dinner menu features freshwater black mussels with chorizo and tomato wine broth ($16), grilled lamb chops with pistachio pistou ($14), and chocolate pâté with drunken pineapple and salted caramel ($9).
Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining
At Scarlet Tea Room and Fine Dining, the tea services represent both a treasured English tradition and a modern form of celebration. Here, groups gather beneath a chandelier flecked with vibrant red accents to indulge in five-course meals. Their loose-leaf steeped beverages—which range from a sweet and lemony French verveine to a smoky Chinese lapsang souchong—complement a selection of bite-size desserts and light sandwiches stuffed with savory fillings such as prosciutto, aged white cheddar, and sun-dried-tomato spread. The afternoon tea service also includes housemade scones and berries romanoff, a fruity dessert served in a dark-chocolate cup.
On Friday and Saturday evenings, the award-winning kitchen staff prepares small plates of shareable dinner fare such as grilled skirt steak with marinated mushrooms, sautéed gnocchi with walnut-arugula pesto, and Fijian kingfish crudo with grapefruit and green papaya. To celebrate special occasions, such as Valentine's Day or Father's Day, diners can order specialty cakes for pickup or visit the dining room for a romantic concert or saucy burlesque performance by Queen Elizabeth.