Aria Bar & Lounge – The Langham Melbourne
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
Melbourne, Vic 3006
Ph: 1800 641 107
I jumped onto the chance for a Nuffnang fashion and food bloggers meet up at the Langham for a chocolate breakfast! It was quite early on a Saturday morning but I jumped out of bed even before my alarm went off. Now that is commitment to chocolate.
Langham is located in Southbank and just a hop and skip across the Yarra River from Flinders Street station. It was a rather cold and foggy winter morning and I am thankful that there is a hint of blue skies when I took this photo.
We were greeted by a spread of chocolate goodies. My eyes were darting everywhere. Where will I start? And as there were fashion bloggers around as well, I need to refrain myself and behave more like a lady.
One of my favourite of the lot is the Amarascata roulade with cocoa nibs, Choco Vic. The sponge was springy and the cream was light. And the tips were made of cocoa that seemed to have a gleam of gold? Delicious!
And the next personal favourite were the little strawberry fruit tarts in white chocolate shells. I love white chocolate as much as I love dark. The fresh berries definitely cut through the light strawberry cream filling. I can still remember the taste in my mouth.
Don’t these lime bitters trifle look cute? I was a little over whelmed by the tartness of the lime but many food bloggers seem to enjoy it. I guess it did work as a good palate cleanser for all the chocolate that we were consuming!
The white chocolate rocky road with nuts was also another favourite! It was chewy but crunchy from the toasted nuts. It had the right amount of sugary goodness.
The Jaffe chocolate tarte is a personal favourite of Chef Markus Bohm, the pastry chef. I was told that it is layered with marzipan, almonds and cherries.
The photo does not do any justice to this shot of chocolate, mousse and raspberry jelly. I was quite happy to have this all by myself.
This chocolate eclair seems to be a hit with many. I like how the top coat of chocolate crackles when bitten into. And there was a perfect amount of cream and so making this mini eclair very enjoyable.
I should have my latte with this crunchy and rich chocolate biscotti. Actually, I can have 2 or even 3 with a nice latte. Or tea. Or just by itself.
The almond florentines were definitely up my alley. Chewy, not super sweet and filled with generous sticky and nutty almonds.
I was really sugared and almost chocolate out by time I got onto the chocolate pudding. It was still slightly gooey inside but a little dry on the outside from sitting in the warmer for a little too long. If it was a normal high tea session, I assume that the warmer would emptied and refreshed on a regular basis.
I had to share a piece of this Chocolate marquise gateaux with Sarah and Joyce. I was too full to have a slice by myself. The passion fruit glaze cuts the richness of the cake and it was delicious. And how lovely are the patterns on the side of the cake?
This is not the end! We were also spoilt with tiers of sandwiches and scones. I didn’t think I could stomach anymore goodies but the scones were too good not to. It was not too dense and quite light. And I even manage to indulge by adding layers of clotted cream and jam!
And of course I save the best for last. Why do you think Sarah and Joyce were smiling at?
How cute is this souffle maker!
And of course, these proud and tall chocolate and passionfruit souffles were yummy. There were big bits of chocolatey goodnesss but did not really taste much of the passionfruit.
The Chocolate Indulgence Afternoon Tea is on offer on weekdays in June for $28.50 rather than the usual price of $35. The afternoon tea consists of the chocolate delights, tiered sandwiches and scones and also tea and coffees. It is such an affordable afternoon outing with families or friends.
I had such a great time with fellow bloggers and to be spoilt with so many handcrafted chocolate delights. I need to thank Chef Markus and his team for making us feel at home. We are definitely all smiles when we left
And also thanks to Sarah from Nuffnang and Caryn from Media Moguls for organising this event and bringing both food and fashion bloggers together.
I feel so under-dressed standing next to Violet of Violet LeBeaux! She is just super adorable
Aria is not just about Afternoon teas, it also serves cocktails, champagne and artisan wines from Yarra Valley in the evening. And by the way, the chocolate menu changes quite regular. I guess I will be back soon with friends to enjoy another day of chocolate indulgence.
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Is there a favourite chocolate from the variety?