The Langham Boston’s Chocolate Bar is an annual outing for some and others save it for special milestones. I’ve brought pregnant friends out for this chocolate feast. I’ve come for a mother-daughter outing with my 7 year old. This year, I brought the whole family. When we have guests in town who are true chocolate lovers, I make a plan to bring them as well. One of my daughter’s friends is celebrating her birthday with her parents, siblings and grandparents this year as well.
Let’s start with the most comprehensive, beautiful, and expansive chocolate experience, which is The Chocolate Bar at The Langham Boston’s Café Fleuri. The Chocolate Bar has been a tradition at The Langham Boston for the past 25 years. This year, Pastry Chef Ryan Pike takes you on a journey around the world with treats inspired by pastries served at the Langham Hotels from London to Hong Kong. While you feast of everything from fresh fruit dunked in a chocolate fountain and chocolate soup to freshly made crêpes and row after row of delicate pastries, a live contemporary jazz trio will keep you and your family entertained.
The chocolate soup is one of my favorites.
The Chocolate Bar at The Langham Boston is a feast for the eyes, a treat for your taste buds, and there is live music for your ears.
From white chocolate crunchy pearls to soft flans, spongey cakes, and melt in your mouth chocolate sticks, each pastry has more elements than meets the eye.
Freshly baked chocolate chip cookies are like a warm hug on a cold day, but sweeter.
Plan plenty of time to savour all the treats. The hardest part is picking and choosing just the right plate full.
There is plenty of fruit at the crêpe station and chocolate fountain to help you balance out the sweetness of the pastries.
Perfect little chocolate cakes.
They didn’t even forget the bacon.
A chocolate fountain is like waking up and finding yourself in the middle of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
This Caramelia choux is inspired by The Langham Hong Kong.
My husband eats dairy free, and he had plenty of options.
Trays full of truffles.
Cupcakes don’t take center stage here, but they are not forgotten.
Perfect raspberries dusted with confectioners sugar sit atop these flourless chocolate cakes.
Fruit tarts are made with white chocolate instead of pastry cream.
Chocolate cotton candy.
Salty and sweet.
The salted caramel on these was so delicious.
S’mores in a glass – the most elegant s’mores I’ve ever seen.
There is popcorn to “cleanse” the palate and some fresh potato chips as well.
Little dishes of crème brulée – chocolate of course
These little treats are made with milk chocolate and a honey ale.
Chocolate as far as the eye can see.
White chocolate lemon verinne. I loved these desserts because they were nice light, flavorful layers of creams, custards, puddings, and curds.
At the crêpe station you could choose chocolate or vanilla crêpes and stuff them with chocolate, bananas, strawberries, and more. Finish them flambéed or top them with whipped cream
Even the cake pops have chocolate sticks.
Red Velvet – a nod to the South.
South American flavors and beautiful brilliant colors.
I loved this version of Eton Mess. The raspberry layer was a perfect balance of sweet and tart. Not to mention, it was beautiful to look at too.
The iconic Boston cream pie of course!
Spiced dark chocolate soup warmed you from the inside. If you want something a little stronger though, there are plenty of cocktails to pair with this chocolate extravaganza as well.
The Chocolate Bar at The Langham Boston’s Café Fleur is $42 adults, $29 children 5-12. Seatings are on Saturdays at: 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.