A magnificent glass domed atrium at the heart of The Savoy, The Thames Foyer – famed for its afternoon tea – is launching an exquisite and theatrical Temptation Wheel of gourmet chocolates, indulgent desserts and hand-crafted cocktails on 1 October.
Presented on a beautiful lit up mahogany spinning wheel, the menu is divided into a painter’s palette of flavours. From light and fresh, to rich and indulgent, each dessert has been carefully matched with a hand- made chocolate and uniquely blended cocktail. The Temptation Wheel offers guidance, but guests are also encouraged to pick the right combination to suit their mood, taste and preference.
Brought to the table on a specially commissioned domed bell cart created by Inkorporate, the desserts have a visual and theatrical element to add to the layered experience. Created by The Savoy’s executive pastry chef, Ludwig Hely and his inspirational and talented in-house patisserie team, the desserts combine quality ingredients with cutting edge techniques, resulting in a breath-taking gastronomic experience.
Examples from the dessert menu include One Thousand and One Layers (Ginger chiboust cream, roasted mangoes, passion fruit caviar, caramelised puff pastry), Roasted figs (Hot rosemary roasted figs, speculos crumbs, almond brittle, red wine marbled ice cream) and Chocolátl (Unique textures of 63% Gran Blanco dark chocolate served in an edible coco pod).
Created by Chris Moore and the Beaufort Bar team, the cocktails are equally remarkable. Moving from zesty and fragrant to rich and aromatic, much imagination has gone into their design.Examples from the cocktail menu include Southern Rose (Fragrant, floral, fruity Grey Goose, rose, muscat, St Germain, raspberry syrup) Kings and Quince (fruit, spices, vanilla Woodford Reserve, quince liqueur, salted almond) andWinding Road (indulgent, intense, deep Bacardi Ocho, ruby port, coffee maple, chocolate bitters).
Ranging from honey, caramel and cream, to coffee, tobacco and fig flavours, the luxury chocolates have been brought to life in the Savoy’s glass-fronted chocolate kitchen by their award-winning chocolatiers.
The Temptation Wheel will be available from 7.30pm until 12 midnight , Monday- Sunday.
Images: Rebecca Naen