Spring is a sweet time to be in Paris for the Le Royal Monceau Raffles hotel in the city has transformed their Bar Long (designed by Philippe Starck) into a sugary paradise headed by famed pastry chef Pierre Hermé. Taking place every day between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. the chocolate pop-up bar will have decadent desserts on offer beginning with Grand Cru tester “tablets” with varying degrees of intensity (Manjari, Araguani, Caraibe) as well as a praline option for those who aren’t the biggest fans of chocolate. A special menu is tailored to fit your palate based on your favorite tablet.
Beverages on offer include the Originel, an Aztec inspired chocolate milk consisting of grains, pepper and a topping of corn foam; the Comme au 16eme Siecle – a concoction warmed by South American spices; the Viennois, drinking chocolate topped with Chantilly cream or the Whisky Chocolat created with pure malt whiskey, cocoa liquor and whisky cream.
In the next course, you can choose from Délire Délice Infiniment Praliné Noisette which is choux pastry, with smooth hazelnut cream, caramelised hazelnuts, praline ice cream and hazelnut praline sauce; Azur- a special chocolate mousse made with Grand Cru Manjari smooth cream and served with a chocolate shortbread biscuit, candied Kochi yuzu, thin slices of dried lime and yuzu sauce or Plénitude Millefeuilles which is caramelized puff pastry with Grand Cru Araguani chocolate mascarpone cream, salted butter caramel and dark chocolate slivers with fleur de sel.
Round it off with one of the chocolate shooters: Menthe Fraîche – Grand Cru Caraibe chocolate cream and fresh mint granite; Inca – Grand Cru Caraibe hot chocolate ganache, avocado and bananas compote or Rouge & Noir – Grand Cru Manjari chocolate cream, Grand Cru Manjari, chantilly cream and crispy fruits in balsamic vinegar gelée.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris ‘Bar Chocolat by Pierre Hermé Paris’ is available at Le Bar long from until March 31, 2015 between 3pm- 6pm daily. Drinks start from € 14 and desserts Pastries from €21.
[Via – Le-Royal-Monceau]