The tea was designed by master patissier and star of Channel 4’s Baking Mad series Eric Lanlard. Working closely with the hotel’s Executive Chef Simon Young, he has created an experience worthy of being named after the Aztec emperor who was responsible for introducing cocoa to the world.
This innovative chocolate inspired menu starts with a selection of savoury delights including a Cocoa crusted roast beef taster and a White chocolate, sweet carrot & blue cheese tart topped with turnip angel hair. Guests will then enjoy elegant desserts including a Cassis imperial chocolate cupcake with balsamic blackcurrants, a Conquistador shot of passion fruit and white chocolate cream with basil seeds, topped with coconut jelly, and a Dark mini chocolate loaf with a liquid salted butter caramel filling.
Commenting on his new Montezuma afternoon tea, Eric Lanlard says: “Chocolate has intrigued and delighted people since its first discovery. Conquistador Cortes put it perfectly when he said, having drank his first cup of cocoa, that he could go on and on travelling the world without fatigue. I hope this exploration of chocolate will get you ready to discover the world.”
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The Montezuma afternoon tea by Eric Lanlard is available at Chinoiserie from 01 September 2013 throughout Autumn and costs £40 per person; £50 per person with a glass of champagne or £55 with a glass of rosé champagne.