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Count on the Peninsula for that chocolate fix

Jun 24. 2019
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By THE NATION

Starting next month, the Peninsula Bangkok will unveil a selection of hand-crafted Valrhona flour-free chocolate cakes, Madeleines, caneles and truffles in the lobby and at the Peninsula Boutique.

Each sweet sensation is created using a refined chocolate blend specially produced for the hotel by French luxury chocolate maker Valrhona and enhanced with exotic taste combinations. 

Chocolate connoisseurs can sate their cravings with Thai twists as the hotel’s executive pastry chef Nicolas Pelloie and his team craft chocolate bonbons and truffles with tropical mango, coconut and chilli fillings. 

Guests seeking a healthy indulgence can choose from a range of chocolate bars flavoured with plant-based super foods, such as turmeric, quinoa, baobab and ginger, to combine pure pleasure with dietary nourishment.

The sweet treats can be paired with hot chocolate drinks. The baristas will personalise a cup blending rich Valrhona chocolate with steamed milk and freshly whipped cream. 

Inspired by fruity Thai flavours, guests can also relax and unwind with a Cherry Chocolate or Durian and Coconut variation of the classic hot drink.

Since 2016, Valrhona has produced an exclusive 66 per cent pure chocolate blend using sustainable cultivation methods for the hotel’s chefs to use as a base ingredient for exquisite pastries, cakes and desserts. 

Beyond the taste-bud temptations, chocolate contains vitamins B12 and E, calcium, iron, zinc and anti-oxidant properties. The diverse health benefits of eating chocolate include a reduced risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol, stable blood pressure, stress relief and mood enhancement. 

The nine and 16 pieces of signature chocolate bonbons and truffles are also available in a gift box priced at Bt1,000 net and Bt1,600, respectively. 

The Lobby’s bespoke hot chocolate drinks are individually priced from Bt190-plus and flour-free chocolate cake starts at Bt450-plus per pound.

Call (02) 020 2888 or e-mail [email protected] 

 

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