London, 18 August 2013: Jumeirah Carlton Tower is celebrating cocoa with the new Montezuma afternoon tea. Arriving at Chinoiserie in September, guests can indulge with this mouthwatering afternoon tea, available throughout Autumn.
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.”
Chinoiserie at the luxurious Jumeirah Carlton Tower provides the perfect backdrop for afternoon tea with its sophisticated, décor and soothing music played by the resident harpist. Following a recent extension, there is a new curtained area that is ideal for groups desiring a little more privacy. For those wishing to host a business meeting, hold an intimate family event or have an informal get-together with friends, the extended setting will cater perfectly for this, while providing additional seating options for all guests in Chinoiserie.
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.
To book, visit www.jumeirah.com/jct or call +44 (0)20 7858 7181
For further information please contact:
The Communication Group
19 Buckingham Gate, London
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
For further information on Eric Lanlard please contact:
J E Communications
1st Floor, 231 Putney Bridge Road, London
Main Telephone: +44 (0) 208 875 1868
Note to Editors:
About Jumeirah Carlton Tower:
Jumeirah Carlton Tower situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, is a landmark hotel acknowledged as one of London’s finest. The hotel is noted for its fine dining, famous Peak Health Club & Spa and enviable location off Sloane Street – the Capital’s most fashionable shopping area. Jumeirah Carlton Tower has 216 rooms and suites, all individually styled with a calm and contemporary feel, together with The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Chinoiserie and The Club Room. By day, Chinoiserie is a tranquil setting for breakfast, afternoon tea or an informal get together. At night it becomes a distinctive venue for drinks. Chinoiserie’s unique character draws a diverse mix of guests, for all kinds of occasion. It’s the perfect place to sit, relax and watch life go by to the soothing notes of the resident harpist.
About Eric Lanlard:
Eric Lanlard, twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an impressive A-list clientele and a global fan base. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert and Michel Roux Snr. Eric is an experienced television chef and has presented and starred in two series of Glamour Puds for Channel 4 as well as fronting two of his own series, Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard, the second of which is currently showing on Channel 4. Eric has also made numerous guest appearances on TV shows including Mary Portas Queen of Shops, Market Kitchen, and Masterchef: The Professionals and Cookery School. Eric runs his own patisserie based in South West London, Cake Boy, which includes a stylish lounge and cookery school and his fifth book Chocolat is available now (published by Mitchell Beazley).
About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.
For further information please contact:
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Visit us at: www.jumeirah.com