Morning Tea at PATISSERIE MARGOT

The ANSONIA HOTEL was opened in 1904………opulent………some apartments had 20 rooms.  Chickens were raised on the roof…….and fresh eggs delivered to each resident every morning.

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The hotel had a dining room that could hold 1300 people……….a ballroom…and the world’s largest swimming pool [where Bette Midler started her singing career………….the pool was a gay spa at this point].

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The architect was a Frenchman named Paul Deboy…….. the owner of the hotel was William Earl Dodge Stokes and he decided to dump his architect………paid him $5ooo and shipped him back to France.

 

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On the ground floor……..tucked away in a tiny space is my favorite spot for morning tea.

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The charm of Patisserie Margot begins before you even get inside.

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How true!

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Two tourists found a  nice quiet place to read their New York Times……..and have their morning Joe.

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OH GOSH………….lemon curd tart……….one please.  [Maybe two].

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Blackberries……….I can’t resist!  As a child growing up in Georgia…….we had an acre of thorny blackberry bushes.  I picked and ate them by the bucketful.

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Margot sells her sweets in containers that I designed!  Nice.

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Check her out online.

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The BRIE sandwich is the one I can’t resist.

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Simple setting…………no fussy frou-frou…….no Eiffel Towers on the wall…….

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The peach tart……….at $28………..is a steal………..[on the east side of Manhattan is goes for $45] .

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Sitting next to me…….with her expresso and muffin…….sata dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet………..chic…….sweet……..but I dare not reveal her name………..she was late for class and hurried off.

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Is that not the strangest little white beard you have ever seen…………his name……..I dare not reveal it!

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Do drop in………..Margot is in the kitchen.

 

One response to “Morning Tea at PATISSERIE MARGOT

  1. What a delightful find, thanks for the intro. Next time i am in NY I will be popping in for sure.

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