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iPads make breakfast in bed happen at the new Mondrian SoHo in NYC - Take a peek at my divine french toast topped with pineapple in a Tahitian cream, as well as the blue hued room... featured post *tasteologie

iPads make breakfast in bed happen at the new Mondrian SoHo in NYC - Take a peek at my divine french toast topped with pineapple in a Tahitian cream, as well as the blue hued room...

May 15th, 2011

Adventures at the Mondrian SoHo (or any hotel!) aren't complete without room service... especially when there's an in-room iPad beckoning.  After having a great breakfast (including the divine banana bread panini) at the Imperial No. Nine restaurant downstairs, I couldn't resist tapping away and ordering from breakfast from their customized iPad app, while laptopping in bed.

First, take a peek into the rooms! The blue theme is clearly evident in all the rooms of the Mondrian SoHo. The blue ceilings can even be seen when you look up from the street below. This was just one of the details that Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz pointed out as he walked us through the hotel and explained his vision of the magic of "La Belle et la Bête"... all the way from the french inspired fabric on the pillows to etherial quality that all the light from the floor to ceiling windows create. The rooms are full of great practical details as well like a Geneva Sound System, very effective black out curtains, and outlets near the bed for easy gadget charging, the lack of which is one of the designer's pet peeves... and don't forget the in-room first gen iPad ready and welcoming you by name! As well as a NOTCOT favorite, the inspiring The School of Life Daily Aphorism cards always waiting on your pillow.
Many of the services of the hotel, from concierge to restaurant reservations to scheduling wake up calls, can be accessed through their application on the iPad, which is conveniently already registered to the room. Of course the app has the gorgeous signature Morgan's Hotel graphic design! I quickly navigated to the room service menu and then had the much harder task of deciding what to order.
There is something very fun and satisfying about ordering breakfast as if you were shopping for something online. The French toast, which I didn't get to try down at Imperial No. Nine, seemed like it fit with the theme and it eventually won out.
A quick 20 minutes from iPad to table, and breakfast was served!
The French toast looked amazing... a blocky square of bread studded with raisins and topped with two rings of pineapple. I couldn't wait to dig in.
I pulled back the sheer curtains to be treated to a great reminder that all this morning serenity was happening in the midst of New York City.
The French toast was rich and custardy... sweet without the addition of extra syrup. The pineapple on top gave it a lovely bright note which cleansed the palate and let you taste the next bite as if it was the first.
There are so many things to see around the room that it was easy to get distracted even from an amazing meal. I especially loved the little Secrets & Lies notebook left on the night stand.
Directly behind me was one of the blue tinted mirrors that are in every room and scattered about the rest of the property. It is fun to stare into them and see everything transformed. It pulls you into a surreal world. That is also how staying in the hotel feels... like a much needed break from reality. Remember the through the looking glass like orange dining table at the Clift? These blue mirrors are a perfect match to those at their sister property in San Francisco, The Clift.
Between the view, the room, and the bed, breakfast was all over before I knew it. The French toast in all its richness was a memory, but I was left deeply satisfied and relaxed. The luxury of being pampered and slowly waking up is one of the best parts of hotel life, and breakfast at Mondrian SoHo does not disappoint, whether ordered by iPad or enjoyed in Imperial No. Nine.
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