Waldorf Astoria
Credit: Waldorf Astoria

The Waldorf Astoria is one of the most iconic locations in Manhattan, as its history is renowned and epic in the heart of Midtown East.  Their amazing Peacock Alley hosts an assortment of some of the best brunch dishes in the world, including Caviar, Lobster, Pastas and so much more which we have come to love here at Manhattan Digest.  Now Peacock Alley’s Brunch Buffet is preparing unique dishes and innovative cocktails to upcoming events this winter season!  Something for everyone will be in store!

Waldorf Astoria’s Peacock Alley will be executing these cocktails and dishes at events such as National “I Love Honey” Day, Christmas, New Years Day, Chinese New Year and more.

Guests can expect dishes representative of each holiday or theme in addition to a glass of Laurent Perrier or a weekly themed-cocktail crafted by Frank Caiafa, author of The Waldorf Astoria Bar Book and Peacock Alley Bar Manager.

In addition to themed dishes and drinks that will be showcased through the New Year, the Peacock Alley Brunch Buffet will continue to include its extravagant buffet stations – such as the seafood raw bar, caviar, chocolate fountain and more – for tourists and locals looking to indulge in a unique New York culinary experience.

Waldorf Astoria
Credit: The Waldorf Astoria

Here are a list of upcoming events at The Waldorf Astoria for you to consider this winter season!  As someone who has been there twice, I can guarantee you that it will be an absolutely amazing experience that you will not forget.  For more information, check out their official site.

  • National “I Love Honey” Day

December 18: For National “I Love Honey” Day, Peacock Alley will be tapping its very own roof-to-table, eco-friendly beehive experience. Drizzle honey on freshly made croissants, pancakes and crispy fried chicken– for a perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Dessert: Rooftop Honey Ice Cream Baked Alaska, Lemon parfait with Honey meringue

Themed Cocktail: Wax Poetic


December 25: Delight in traditional holiday fare with smoked prime rib of beef, turkey, assorted vegetables and made to order Belgian waffle and baked Alaska stations.

Dessert: Christmas cookies, Yule logs, Christmas stollen

Themed Cocktail: Old Fezziwig Punch

New Years Day

January 1: The perfect day for a hangover meal (carbs). Spoil yourself with breakfast sandwiches, bagels, pancakes, waffles and cheesy lobster mac.

Dessert: Opera cake, molten chocolate cake

Themed Cocktail: Champagne, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s

 Parisian Themed

January 8: Transport to Paris for the day and choose from a traditional baker’s delight, charcuterie, crudité, green eggs & ham, quiche, Croques monsieur with a side of caviar

Dessert: Crème Brule & profiteroles

Themed Cocktail: Pernod Pick Me Up

Waldorf Astoria
Credit: The Waldorf Astoria

 Italian Themed

January 15: After the Paris adventure, make a stop in Italy for freshly carved porchetta, vegetarian lasagna and a fresh pasta station.

Dessert: Tiramisu, Cannolis

Themed Cocktail: Bellini  and Negroni

National Southern Food Day

January 22: Defrost in January with dreams of the south on a Sunday mornin’ with fried chicken, corn bread, bread pudding, ham with gravy and a side of cheesy grits

Dessert: Blueberry cobbler, bread pudding

Themed Cocktail: Commodore No. 2

Chinese New Year

January 29: In celebration of Chinese New Year, guests can visit La Chine for an authentic Dim Sum experience with the option of duck, short ribs and a variety of soups

Dessert: Egg Custard Tart, fortune cookies

Themed Cocktail: Shanghai Ball (Whisky Sour with Chinese Yellow Wine float)