(reblogged from hotelchatter)
The sudden and inexplicable wild popularity of cupcakes (well, somewhat inexplicable to those of us who refuse to attribute the dessert's lovability to Sex and the City) has made its way into the luxury hotel world: the Ritz-Carlton Central Park is up on the cupcake bandwagon, mixin' up tradition by inviting the teensy dessert to tea.
Well, they're actually inviting you to tea — and ditching the traditional scones and finger sandwiches in favor of cupcakes. On Saturdays and Sundays starting April 1st, the hotel will celebrate Spring by rolling out a Cupcake Tea menu at the hotel's famous Star Lounge. Each guest will get a pre-set selection of five petite, freshly-baked cupcakes and a choice of Ritz-Carlton blend teas (or one non-alcoholic beverage if tea isn't your thang).
Flavors of cupcakes to expect: red velvet with traditional cream cheese frosting, orange "creamsicle" with Tahitian vanilla filling and buttercream frosting, lemon chiffon with vanilla bean buttercream frosting, Valrhona chocolate with whipped Valrhona chocolate ganache frosting, and Tahitian vanilla with vanilla bean buttercream frosting. Yes. Yum.
The Cupcakes and Tea menu runs $25 per person and will be served on weekends from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., April 1st through May 17th.