On Saturday September 11, 2010, the Langham Hotel in Boston welcomed the fall return of their famed chocolate buffet, now entering it’s twenty-second year. After dreaming about this buffet for years, I finally had the opportunity to attend.
Each year, the chocolate buffet has a different theme. This year, the theme is the Five Elements of Taste, and the chocolate bar includes desserts inspired by the elements of salty, sour, bitter, sweet, and savory. In addition, there are crepe, ice cream, truffle, and cotton candy stations. The famed Langham Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding (a staple at past years’ chocolate buffets).
Coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages are included in the chocolate buffet, or specialty chocolate martinis are available for an additional fee. There’s also a martini sampler flight available.
When I arrived, I immediately started with the crepes – they are a little smaller than traditional crepes so you can fill up on other desserts also. The crepe and chocolate croissant bread pudding were my favorites, although I also loved the truffles and bacon chocolate tarte.
If you are visiting Boston and are interested in checking out the chocolate buffet, the Langham is offering a great deal – the Golden Ticket Chocolate Bar package. It includes overnight accommodations, valet parking, and Saturday chocolate buffet for two.
The Langham Boston Hotel is located in the heart of Boston’s financial district, right near Faneuil Hall and the North End.
The Langham Boston Hotel
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451 1900
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig
Disclosure: I was treated to the Chocolate Buffet as part of a media event at the Langham Boston Hotel.