Today's Zen event: Caviar in opulent environs
Wed Sep 2 2009
For the last time this summer, the Russian Tea Room is offering 25 percent off on its dining-room caviar menu. Score! If you've never been inside, this could be the perfect excuse—glistening silverware, tiered plates and bow-tied servers await you. Not to mention a 15-foot-high glass aquarium in the shape of a bear. Founded in the 1920s, the fabled watering hole for New York's show business elite has seen everyone from Joan Rivers to Mel Brooks to Madonna to Salvador Dal take refuge in one of its four lavish dining areas. Your fish-egg goop of choice (and there are 11 to choose from) is served with buckwheat blini—traditional Russian mini pancakes that you smear with the caviar and roll up into little bite-size morsels. Or you could just go for the tea.