Move aside, Eloise! Midge Maisel has taken over the Plaza Hotel, and honestly, it’s making me wish I were in a different tax bracket because I want the full Maisel Plaza experience.
Yes, Jewish mom and comedian Miriam “Midge” Maisel will be at the Plaza this season, both on our screens — season four will feature scenes shot on location, including a scene in the Plaza ballroom — and in real life. In celebration of the season four premiere this Friday, “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” has taken over the iconic New York landmark, bringing a Maisel-themed suite to the hotel replete with stylish 1950s and 1960s furnishings and Maisel’s famous season 1 “orgy lamp,” and also making high tea at the Palm Court oh-so-Jewish.
This marriage between Mrs. Maisel and the Plaza Hotel just makes so much sense — they’re both stylish, they’re both classy, and they’re both just so New York.
If you can splurge, you can get the entire Maisel package at the Plaza, which includes a night at the suite, tea for two (we’ll get to that in a bit!), Midge-inspired hairstyling at the Warren Tricomi Salon (make it curly and big!) and “a one-of-a-kind shoppable Midge closet” through the Plaza Boutique (we hope they have all the hats). That’s right, you can end your stay at the Plaza feeling and looking just like Midge, and who wants more than that?
The suite features a vintage TV, a bar cart and furniture inspired by Midge’s Upper West Side apartment, including a custom-made replica bed frame.
The suite costs $1,675 a night and it’s available for bookings from Thursday, February 10 to Sunday, April 10, 2022.
For those with a more limited budget, the Plaza Palm Court will be serving up their “Maisel Menu” for $99 a person, available from from Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, March 13, 2022.
So what’s the nosh situation? They’ve got every Ashkenazi food staple of your dreams turned into a dainty and adorable tea-time treat, served in 3-tier form, as one does (it’s high tea!).
The savory offerings include a Reuben sandwich with hot pastrami, swiss cheese, thousand island dressing in marble rye bread (straight out of Maisel’s season 2 deli order!) and a pastrami-style cured salmon (yes, pastrami lox!) sandwich with pickled mustard seeds, salmon roe and dill on pumpernickel bread.
On the sweet side, there’s a black & white macaron cookie filled with Tahitian vanilla cream that sounds absolutely dreamy, a Rosh Hashanah-themed “lekach” (that’s the Yiddish word for honey cake!) with pomegranate jelly and fresh pomegranate seeds and, of course, a babka — more precisely, a chocolate Nutella babka cheesecake (babka and cheesecake!!!) with sour cream, Oreo Graham Cracker and candied hazelnuts. And if you are salivating over your keyboard right now reading this, know that you are not the only one.
Listen, this isn’t the first food-related offering the Mrs. Maisel team has put out — we’ve had a brisket recipe drop, Maisel-themed coconut macaroons (and Haggadahs) and deli pop-ups, but this Plaza collaboration is by far the grandest and fanciest one.
We love Mrs. Maisel for making the Plaza Hotel Jewish. Honestly, who better?