What stands at a metre high, weighs over eleven stone and is edible? It’s Hotel Café Royal’s Easter egg. Obviously. Executive Pastry Chef, Sarah Barber, has gone all out this year with the Easter offerings by creating an incredible Easter egg made from a Valrhona chocolate shell, filled with gold Dulcey pecan nut praline and painted in edible chocolate gold leaf. It takes three days to make and will set you back a mere £600 (we’re not sure if it is London’s most expensive Easter egg but let’s not get pedantic here). There will also be one on display in the hotel lobby, if you just want to bask in its glory.
More affordable will be the traditional chocolate egg, glazed with Valrhona milk chocolate, painted with edible gold leaf and filled with salted caramel truffles which are £45. There is an Easter pudding menu too including a raspberry rabbit macaroon; hot cross bun cake, a Ferrero Rocher bombe; a carrot pecan loaf with sugared carrots and Simnel cake. Come April, they’ll be an Easter afternoon tea too.
What it comes down to, is if you want to indulge in all things Easter and all things decadent, Hotel Café Royal is where you need to head.
The Cafe Easter Collection menu will be available 27th March -14th April, the Easter afternoon tea is served 3rd -17th April and the Easter eggs are available from the 31st March.
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Written by: Emily Gray