Best Afternoon Tea, September 2009
The Alice-in-Wonderland-meets-disco-meets-hunting-lodge decor of the Patisserie at the SLS Hotel
is a fitting backdrop for chef José Andrés and pastry chef Michael Gillet’s creations. Cones of salmon roe are suspended in Plexiglas, and foie gras sandwiches and beet meringues filled with whipped goat cheese are presented on black slate with other dollhouse-size marvels. The woman next to us squealed over every course, then captured each on her iPhone camera (celebrities tend to keep a lower profile).