The Langham London’s Executive Pastry Chef, Cherish Finden, has done it again, this time round with a special – and especially chocolaty – afternoon tea for Chocolate Week.
Earlier this week, I found myself relaxing in the Langham’s Palm Court for a taste of the new menu. With the right company and the piano lulling, it’s one of Central London’s most elegant spots to lose track of time. Alongside a smartly curated list of teas, Finden’s exquisite range of sandwiches (I love the truffled duck egg brioche), and obligatory scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, is a selection of treats made for the occasion:
- Blackberry Posset amuse bouche;
- Classic opera slice with espresso reduction;
- Langham chocolate mousseline, chocolat brownies;
- Dulcey and kalamansi canella, sesame sable;
- Macha and white chocolate macaron, lemon jelly;
- Mango and lime lassi, basil seed.
Every bite amazed, but the Dulcey and kalamansi sable proved most rich and deeply flavourful.
The limited edition offering runs through 17 October, which prices starting at £49 (no Champagne) to £59 (with a glass of N.V Laurent-Perrier Brut) and £64 (with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rose) per person with seatings at 1, 3.15 and 5.30pm.
The Langham London is located at 1C Portland Place, Regent Street, W1B 1JA. Find out more at london.langhamhotels.co.uk.