“The Chocolate Bar” at The Langham, Boston Celebrates Its 27th Season With The Art of Chocolate

BOSTON, MA (September 2015) – The decadent “Chocolate Bar” at The Langham, Boston will take taste buds on a trip across the globe when the popular weekly culinary event returns Saturday, September 12, 2015. The 27th season of the all-you-can-enjoy chocolate buffet presents a new theme – “The Art of Chocolate” - which pays homage to the importance of art to the Langham Hotels & Resorts brand. As part of more than 100 chocolate dessert combinations, Executive Chef Mark Sapienza and Executive Pastry Chef Ryan Pike feature chocolate dishes inspired by different world-renowned genres of visual arts, including Modern Abstract, Pop Art, Sculpture, Street Art and Surrealism.

 

Elevating the experience, The Langham is also continuing with a tradition begun at the hotel last year - a chocolate-themed suite for the sweet tooth, guaranteeing a cocoa-infused overnight stay to complement the culinary delights of the Chocolate Bar.  The Chocolate Suite is a two-story loft featuring a distinct living room and bedroom with a king bed and queen- sized sleeper sofa; and comes complete with an assortment of chocolate treats ensuite, a special menu of chocolate-infused room service options from The Langham’s Private Kitchen, and a selection of chocolate-themed movies for in-room viewing, such as “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory” and “Chocolat”.

 

This year’s Chocolate Bar includes five distinct stations inspired by the most popular forms of art:

 

  • The Modern Abstract station is primarily inspired by the splash-art technique of 20th century masters like Jackson Pollack, with edible transfer sheets showcasing this technique layered onto the desserts. Many of the desserts at this station are also modern in their flavor combinations such as Salted Caramel Mousse with Caramel Popcorn and Pink Peppercorn Tarts with White Chocolate.
  • Pop Art will focus on the bright colors and vibrant styles of artists like Warhol and Lichtenstein. Highlights include multi-colored fruit skewers with chocolate fondue and Chocolate Truffle Lollipops dipped in Pop-Rocks.

 

  • Chocolate statues of various shapes and sizes will be the focus at the Sculpture station, along with a variety of miniature three-dimensional and structural desserts, including Honey Ginger Chocolate Financiers and Mint & Milk Chocolate Pots de Crème in mini Mason jars.

 

  • Banksy has nothing on the Street Art station, which will feature desserts adorned with chocolate spray paint as the main accoutrement. The edgy quality of this station is best expressed with flavors such as a Banana Bacon Chocolate Tart and Buttermilk Tarragon Mango Compotes.

 

  • Surrealism is best exemplified by the work of Salvador Dali, whose Persistence of Memory will be encapsulated in a series of chocolate melting clocks, paired with seemingly crazy combinations of chocolate-tinged ingredients – such as Pumpkin Spice Roulade with Pepita Brittle and Fried Apple Spring Rolls with Cinnamon Anglaise.

 

Additional stations include a Vegan Station, proving that decadence can be achieved without animalproducts; a Kids Station, featuring baked goods such as cookies, brownies, blondies and Rice Krispies treats; and a Confectionary Station highlighting the candy-making techniques of Chef Ryan and his team. A contemporary jazz band sets the tone for the afternoon.

 

An adult chocolate cocktail menu features cocoa-infused martinis such as the Mint Saturday with crème de menthe, Southern Comfort, vodka and hot cocoa and the Chocolate Covered Cherry with Kahlua, amaretto, white crème de cacao and grenadine.

 

The Chocolate Bar at The Langham, Boston offers seatings from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday, September 12, 2015 through June 25, 2016. For reservations and more information call 617.451.1900 or visit http://langhamhotels.com/boston. Adults: $42, kids: $32.

 

For those who want to keep the chocolate celebration going with an overnight stay at The Langham, Boston, The Chocolate Suite is fully-stocked with chocolate and candy as far as the eye can see. For dinner, guests can order from a special room service chocolate-infused menu with items such as Piri-Piri Chili Shrimp with Cocoa Nibs, Cocoa-Dusted Filet Mignon and Cocoa Butter-Seared New Bedford Sea Scallops. Breakfast-in-bed options include Dark Chocolate Croissants and Nutella, and Banana and Hazelnut Brioche French Toast.

 

In the afternoon, chocolate remains front and center as guests enjoy The Chocolate Bar buffet. Downtime can be spent in the suite watching some of the top chocolate-influenced movies of all time including “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” “Chocolat” and “Forrest Gump.”

 

The Chocolate Suite is a two-story loft featuring a distinct living room and bedroom with a king bed and queen -sized sleeper sofa. Rates begin at $697 per night.

 

The Langham, Boston is located at 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110.

 

ABOUT THE LANGHAM, BOSTON

This elegant AAA Four Diamond-rated property, once the Federal Reserve Bank, is a national architectural landmark. An ideal downtown location, the hotel offers a unique blend of historic charm and urban sophistication next to the finest shopping and attractions. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Café Fleuri, serves breakfast, lunch, Saturday Chocolate Bar, and Sunday City Brunch under lofty atrium ceilings. BOND restaurant | lounge serves global cuisine and inventive craft cocktails in the evening. The Reserve, a refined Champagne lounge serves Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood, continental breakfast, dining from dawn until dusk, and an extensive selection of champagne, wine and beer. Chuan Body + Soul spa, offers a 24 hour fitness center, indoor lap pool and treatments based on Traditional Chinese Medicine. For information on The Langham, Boston, please visit: langhamhotels.com/boston. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Media contact: Louise O’Brien, 1 (917) 836 1794, louise.obrien@langhamhotels.com