Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bosie Tea Parlor: A Perfect Spot

As soon as I first happened upon Bosie Tea Parlor, I vowed to myself that I would be back for their Afternoon Tea. Well, today was the day, and a girlfriend and I headed down to the West Village to spend a leisurely ladies' afternoon.

For afternoon tea, you get to choose a tea, 3 flavors of tea sandwiches and a pastry. We strategically ordered our sandwiches so that we could trade and be able to try all of the flavors. Pictured below, from left to right: Cheddar Cheese & Pickle, Chicken Breast with Golden Raisins & Curried Mayo, and Smoked Salmon with Red Onion & Cream Cheese. The other flavors were Farmer's Egg Salad with Thyme Blossoms and Cucumber with Cream Cheese & Dill. My absolute favorite was definitely the Cucumber & Cream Cheese, there is just something so light and classic about that combination. Runner up was the Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese- what can I say? I'm a sucker for Cream Cheese I guess. As a side note, don't be scared of the Cheddar Cheese & Pickle- as you can see below, it is not your typical Dill Pickle situation, but more of a pickled jam.

Tea Sandwiches 
Then it was time for the pastries. Ooooh boy, what a tough decision. I'm not sure if getting to see them all in the glass case at the front counter made this easier or harder, but eventually we settled on the Ispahan: a rose macaroon with rose buttercream, lychee and fresh raspberries. Ooh La La, this is one of the fanciest and yummiest desserts ever. Nothing will make you feel like a lady quite like eating such a pink perfection topped with a rose petal. And the flavors were all so sweet and fresh, like a summer garden in your mouth.

For our second selection, we knew we had to go chocolate and wound up settling on this chocolate hazelnut sensation below:
Chocolate Hazelnut Tart
Afternoon Tea at Bosie's lived up to my high expectation of a perfect lazy Sunday afternoon and I'm sure I will be back here sipping on tea and nibbling on delicacies quite often.

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