Sun, February 21, 2016
21st February 2016 – With the season of Lent in full flow, thoughts of Easter’s celebratory chocolate delights are always an anticipated highlight of the Spring calendar. This year, The Langham, London is marking Easter with a difference by featuring a week long celebration in the relaunched Palm Court, created by Cherish Finden, Executive Pastry Chef of The Langham, London.
The Easter Afternoon Tea reflects the tradition of new beginnings associated with Easter egg and the much loved figurehead of The Easter Bunny. At the start of the tea, guests are presented with a Lemon Posset amuse bouche to wet the palette, before indulging in a selection of five exquisite pastries inspired by Wedgwood collections.
The playful ‘Bunny See-Saw’ is a soft, melt-in-the-mouth delight made with 64% chocolate mousseine, raspberry and pistachio finanicer. The ‘Chicken or the egg’ piece features a playful design of cartoon chickens and eggs on a finger lemon tart.
‘The Rabbits Warren’ pastry is served in a towering glass, representing the tunnel journey made by the Easter rabbit, served with Milk chocolate Chantilly made of the bespoke No.150 Langham chocolate. ‘Sunny Side Up’ is a lively creation with a chocolate fried egg balanced atop two cascading Chocolate Easter eggs. The final ‘Bunny Show Jumping’ creation represents the three stages of show jumping, with three Easter bunny figurines amongst a white chocolate mousse and tropical jelly creation.
The Afternoon Tea is served with a selection of scones from the Palm Court bakery and a delicious selection of sandwiches including the Truffled duck egg brioche, Smoked salmon asparagus and rye, Cucumber, cream cheese, chives, Peppered beef pastrami and red Leicester coleslaw and Corn-fed chicken, golden sultana, carrot bread.
The Easter Afternoon Tea is priced at £49 per person, £59 per person including a glass of N.V Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne and £64 per person including a glass of N.V Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne Rosé. Available from 21st – 28th March with seatings at 1.00pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm.
Cherish Finden will feature as a Judge on the soon to launch ‘Bake Off: Crème de La Crème’ due to broadcast on BBC2 later in March.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2015, The Langham, London was opened in 1865 by HRH The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) as Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’. From the outset it boasted an unrivalled location at the top of Regent Street and this is still true today with an enviable address in the heart of the West End. After an extensive transformation, The Langham has exquisitely appointed guestrooms and suites, classically styled and evoking a warm residential feel with renowned service that bears the hallmarks of the hotel’s rich heritage that spans three centuries.
Palm Court is famed as the birthplace of the afternoon tea tradition, an indulgent ritual that continues today. Artesian is a glamorous bar designed by the acclaimed late David Collins and is a social hub for chic Londoners conjuring up classic and innovative cocktails, receiving the coveted accolade of ‘World’s Best Bar’ for two consecutive years. In partnership with culinary icons father and son Albert and Michel Roux Jr, Roux at the Landau restaurant sees Roux protégé Chef Chris King create classically-constructed dishes using the finest seasonal ingredients with a contemporary style of presentation. Chuan Spa is a pampering haven and is London’s first luxury hotel spa to incorporate the ancient principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments and ambience.
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