Great Gatsby! The 1920s invade The Plaza

Friday, April 19, 2013

What could be louder & rowdier than the roarin’ twenties invading one Upper East establishment? Especially one that’s already famous for hosting the shenanigans of literary legend F. Scott Fitzgerald decades ago.

Jump back in time this Spring as The Plaza hosts a slew of Jazz Age inspired menus, especially those closest to the bar. The champagne indulgence is enough to entertain anyone anxious for the latest film adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann. The new Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan is set to release May 10.

Celebrate its arrival with a step into a glamourous Gatsby party in the Champagne Bar turned Moët Pop-Up, featuring not only bubblies from around the world but also a Moët & Chandon Champagne Cart serving decadence by the glass. Sip on a Moët Imperial cocktail made specially by Plaza mixologist Jim Meehan and emerge into old hollywood glamour.

Twinges of Gatsby can be found all throughout the multiple restaurants and lounges: chomp a s’more macaroon by François Payard in The Plaza Food Hall, grab a limited-time Brunch Like Gatsby menu, find a bevy of 1920s inspired cocktails in The Todd English Food Hall- all brainstormed with the help of mixologist Charlotte Voisey.

Or go be sneaky in The Rose Bar as you and your Zelda F. share a signature drink for two served in an engraved flask, which fits discreetly into a clutch or jacket. It’s a souvenir from the elegant bar turned speakeasy for Gatsby Hour every Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The menu boasts many swinging cocktail concoctions using Grand Marnier, 10 Cane Rum, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Moët Imperial and Belvedere.

For a less boozy venture, the popular Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages reappears in The Palm Court. The array promises savory and sweet flavors like Curried Lobster Salad with Local Apple, Pate de Fruit with Gin Rickey Sugar, Hazelnut Napoleon, Jazz Age Chocolate BonBons and more. Oh, and of course a few time period-appropriate cocktails featuring Hendrick’s gin.

Knock your socks off — you cool cats — and sip into another generation while waiting for the blockbuster release this May. All events are happening now through early summer.



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