The British do it differently, not quite like Downton Abbey for the average Brit but their food especially is relatively different to the average New York meal.
One of their institutions, which is currently enjoying a come-back right around the world is the custom of ‘High Tea’. This weekend there’s a British Pop up open in Soho FREE at 78 Mercer Street.
When you book to attend at http://www.thebigbritishinvite.com you can go and try it.
When you go along you can enjoy everything from British whisky, to cheese from Wales, a British Pub and a Silent Disco Rave.
But back to the whole High Tea experience. Expect beautifully cut and filled sandwiches, small savoury pies, scones with jam and cream and fancy small cakes galore along with British Teas like Darjeeling and Earl Grey.
As High Tea has become so popular, especailly for special celebrations like birthdays, you can usually find places to have it anywhere. In NYC both The Pierre, Fifth Ave and the Ritz Carlton, Central Park South turn on an excellent High Tea.
Also the Lowell, Mandarin Oriental, Bosie Tea parlor and Tea & sympathy in Greenwich Village which is featured in the video clip. LIKE experiencing tradtional British food.