Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate will take over The Langham, Boston when the iconic hotel launches its renowned Chocolate Bar in Café Fleuri Saturday, September 8. The 24thyear of the legendary “All-You-Can-Enjoy” dessert paradise will bring more than 120 chocolate combinations to New England. Also re-joining the hotel’s culinary weekend line-up is the tantalizing Sunday City Brunch buffet.
“Just like the changing of the foliage, the Chocolate Bar and City Brunch at The Langham’s Café Fleuri have become New England traditions and diners anxiously await their return each year,” said Mark Sapienza, Executive Chef at The Langham, Boston. “We strive to create an unforgettable experience for our guests and the two delectable culinary events evoke all the senses to accomplish this.”
The decadent Chocolate Bar features stations with varying levels of chocolate intensity and flavors – from white to dark and everything in between. A DJ plays hit music to set a fun, upbeat tone where families indulge in close to 200 pounds of premium chocolate each Saturday. A never-ending supply of cupcakes, truffles, brulees, bread pudding, crepes, whoopee pies and more take center stage while Executive Pastry Chef Jed Hackney creates rotating items with fresh, seasonal ingredients such as September’s lemon madeline with ivoire cremeax and strawberries, and a caramelized white chocolate torte with banana and sesame.
“Every year, we work to create a flavorful, fun culinary haven for guests of all ages,” said Chef Hackney. “To keep things fresh this year, we are introducing a number of seasonally changing desserts and new chocolate cocktails so diners will never have the same experience twice.”
The chocolate cocktail menu features cocoa-infused martinis like the “Chocolate Decadence” with raspberry vodka, dark chocolate Godiva liqueur and Frangelico and the “White Coco” with vanilla vodka, dark chocolate Godiva and white crème de cacao with cream.
Equally indulgent, Café Fleuri’s City Brunch marks its return Sunday, September 9. While live jazz music fills the air, Chef Sapienza takes diners on a culinary journey with flavors across New England and beyond at one of the city’s most elaborate Sunday buffets.
“Our dedication to producing a unique dining and entertainment experience has led us to create one of the most expansive brunches in the city,” said Chef Sapienza. “From the usual breakfast to sushi and special children’s items, our City Brunch offers something for everyone in an enjoyable relaxed setting.”
City Brunch features a wide array of culinary options including traditional breakfast items, made-to-order omelets, carving stations, a raw bar, sushi prepared by our in-house sushi masters and more. Instead of the usual bread basket, Café Fleuri offers diners its complimentary signature beignets, a popular fried French pastry. A children’s station sits lower to the ground and offers kid-friendly classics such as brick oven pizza, miniature hot dogs, chicken fingers, mac and cheese balls and fresh fruit skewers. To complete the experience, diners can sip on a morning cocktail from the Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar and finish their meal with a dessert sampling from the Chocolate Bar.
Located in The Langham, Boston, once the Federal Reserve Bank, Café Fleuri’s Mediterranean atmosphere boast a glass atrium ceiling and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the landmark Norman B. Leventhal Park in Post Office Square. The building’s ideal Downtown location is just steps from popular attractions including Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, the Theater District and the waterfront.
Hours and Pricing:
- Saturdays; September 8, 2012 through June 22, 2013
- 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Adults: $40 or $55 with 2 chocolate cocktails
- Children ages 5-12: $28
- Sundays; September 9, 2012 through June 23, 2013
- 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Adults: $58 or $75 with 2 Bloody Maries or Mimosas
- Children ages 5-12: $30
Pricing is subject to change for holidays and special events. For reservations and more information call 617.451.1900 extension 7125 or visit Boston.LanghamHotels.com. The Langham, Boston is located at 250 Franklin Street in Boston, MA 02110.