Guoman Hotels' Royal Horseguards property celebrates National Chocolate Week

From: Guoman & Thistle Hotels
Published: Wed Oct 13 2010

Guoman Hotels' five star Whitehall hotel The Royal Horseguards has created an unashamedly decadent treat to challenge even the most ardent chocoholics for National Chocolate Week.

The Royal Horseguards' indulgent Chocolate Afternoon Tea has been designed by the hotel's resident pastry chef Joanne Todd. Todd joined The Royal Horseguards in 2010 as a Pastry Chef after wowing the hotel with her talent and has proven herself to be imaginative, ambitious, reliable and trustworthy, showcasing an eye for detail and a passion for food, hospitality and customer satisfaction.

Utilising incredibly delicate techniques that take many hours to craft, the special menu created by Joanne is a veritable cocoa heaven.

The chocolate treat starts with a deliciously spicy chocolate foam shot created with Xocomeli, a luxe dark chocolate, and garnished with peppered berry salsa. This is presented with an accompanying almond streusel and a guanaja chocolate tarte with slow roasted pineapple and liquorice.

A hot chocolate or tea is served with a selection of coffee and cocoa macaroons, an ivoire white chocolate cupcake filled with orange curd, and an orange blossom-infused Chantilly further compliments the menu.

Guests at the luxury London hotel can finish their chocolate indulgence with butterscotch pear compote garnished with rich velvety Caramelia ganache cremeaux and liqueur truffles with Baileys, Cointreau and Kahlua.

The tea, available from 11th to 24th October, is served in the hotel's ultra-comfortable lounge area - the perfect way to spend a chilly autumnís evening in the Capital.

About Guoman Hotels
Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe, luxury UK hotels located in central London that includes hotels near Buckingham Palace and Oxford Street hotels, and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UKís major cities.

Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards and The Tower. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels of comfort and service to its guests.†

In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its luxury Shanghai hotel. A property in Beijing is to follow in 2011. In the UK, The Grosvenor Victoria property will join the collection in the near future.

Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia and Asia.

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