Last week we took a look at the current trend in London towards dessert-centric properties serving up all manner of sweet things to delight visitors. But often you don’t even need to leave your hotel to indulge yourself, as two recent culinary developments in the capital will attest.
If decadently classy desserts really are your thing then you’d do well to check out the new ‘Profile 66’ offerings from the Hotel Café Royal. In collaboration with French chocolatier Valrhona, Andrew Blas, the hotel’s executive pastry chef has created an exclusive and exquisite chocolate blend that you won’t find anywhere else. Called Profile 66 because of its 66% cocoa content, the unique chocolate will now be used in all chocolate-based desserts and snacks throughout the hotel.
From Easter you’ll even be able to buy the chocolate in 100g bar form, so you can really indulge. According to Hospitality & Catering News, the taste is comprised of, “floral notes, followed by nuttiness and a hint of spicy citrus, ending with a cocoa silky finish.”
Christmas dinner in a brioche bun
If you prefer something a little meatier, look no further than the K West Hotel & Spa’s upcoming Christmas Burger. Available throughout December, the burger puts the traditional Christmas dinner in a handy, albeit seriously piled-up form. The burger comes with roast potatoes and will set you back just £13.50.
To whet your appetite ahead of the festive season, the burger itself (pictured above) consists of deep-fried turkey breast, covered in melted Camembert and a cranberry relish, inside a brioche and topped with a bacon-wrapped Brussels sprout. You can take the sprout off if you want. We would.
Photo credits: K West Hotel & Spa, Hotel Cafe Royal.