Thursday, June 05, 2008
Maid In Tokyo
These are shots from Royal/T, the first maid café in the US. It's on Washington Blvd and debuted at Culver City's Art Weekend. (CC again!)
Maid cafés are apparently popular in Tokyo and called meido kissa. This Murakami-inspired, massive art space is 10,000 square feet, has a small café.
They serve salads and rice bowls, but I'm heading there for Royal High Tea.
Click here for the menu.
The last time I had high tea was at The Ritz London. Isn't it breathtaking?
Click here for their menus.
I love the formality there. There's a dress code in the hotel's public areas, including the tea room. (Men must wear jacket and tie.) There are few places like this in my neighborhood. There was one restaurant called L'Orangerie that reminded me of Versailles. Sadly, it's gone now.
Back to happy things. I'm obsessed with menus the way Chris Farley's female character on SNL used to read the Zagat Guide aloud. That's me! Never heard of it? Click here for the skit.