The 18-foot mega-tree, the brainchild of Gatsby production designer Catherine Martin, was assembled with 100 pounds of glass, sparkling snow flakes, and gold and silver ornaments, to evoke a 1920s sense of glamour. On November 26 at 5:00 p.m. (let's see, that's just 11 days away!), the former Fitzgerald and Martin will host a tree-lighting "Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages" and kick off the haute hostelry's holiday season.
Reservations begin at $79 for adults and $45 for children — a low price to pay considering a champagne/mocktail toast and front-row seats to
As if this wasn't enough to have us nearly fainting, the Palm Court's chef, Willis Loughhead, has prepared a '20s-inspired menu featuring Curried Lobster Salad with Local Apple, Banana Financier, and Jazz Age Chocolate Bon Bons. Um, anyone out there have a time machine we could borrow?
Reservations for the "Fitzgerald Tea for the Ages" can be made by calling 212-546-5300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.