The Langham’s festive gingerbread house is well known and was last year crowned the biggest one in London. This year it also looks huge; standing at 4.3ft high the gingerbread house will be on display at the entrance to the beautiful Palm Court restaurant – no nibbling though as the house will be on display throughout December so needs to stay on one piece!
The house was created by the hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef, Cherish Finden, who recently featured in the Junior Bake Off series and starred as a judge on ‘MasterChef’. It took a whooping 200 man hours to complete and was inspired by the story of Hansel and Gretel.
The arrival of the gingerbread house also marks the start of the festive afternoon tea menu featuring roast Norfolk turkey breast with violet mustard sandwiches, festive eggnog cream, homemade mince pies, chocolate log cake and a mini gingerbread house to allow guests the chance to sample the gingerbread used in the showcase house.
The tea is priced at £42 per person however, you can also win a free afternoon tea for two by heading over to The Langham’s facebook page and guessing the weight of gingerbread (to the nearest kg) that was used to construct the house.
The winner will be selected on Friday 23rd December 2011 but if you can’t wait that long then do head along to see the gingerbread house and enjoy this quirky 5 star hotel‘s Christmas afternoon tea menu.
You may also wish to visit the charmingly festive Chesterfield Mayfair.
Photo credits: The Langham London.