The Dorchester: The Gluttonous Tea
“Gluttonous” might be a bit too strong, but the menu for this tea at the Dorchester comes quite close to comprising a full-court holiday meal with all the trimmings. The finger sandwiches alone include turkey with sausage-meat stuffing and cranberry sauce, honey-roasted ham with pickles and chicken with whole-grain mustard. Guests will also find a to-scale gingerbread replica of the hotel and life-size toy soldiers, plus a ready-to-ride carousel and a pop-up sweets shop for the little ones. Saturdays and Sundays up until Christmas feature performances by a children’s choir. $82, including a glass of Champagne; weekends (with children’s choir), $103; 9 Tilney St.; 44-20/7629-8888; thedorchester.com.