Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Decadent Sweets

hkLifestyleGeek visits the Peninsula Boutique

Looking to tame your sugar cravings with delicious quality treats? The Peninsula Boutique has the answer with an array of new pastries and chocolates to take home and savour.

A gorgeous-looking cake is the Madagascar vanilla mousse with mixed berry jelly roulade (HK$45). Not too sweet, it features a vanilla mousse wrapped around a mixed berry jelly and covered in a sponge cake.

For those wanting the hotel's famous scones but doesn't want to wait in line for afternoon tea can get a set from the boutique. The classic afternoon tea and scone set (HK$88) includes two scones, strawberry preserves, homemade clotted cream and two Peninsula tea bags. Hire a quartet to play and you're set!

Or for a sweet treat, the eclairs (HK$35) here are divine. Flavours include chocolate, vanilla or Hong Kong-style milk tea custard.

But if it's chocolates you're after The Peninsula Boutique has many tempting varieties to choose from. The boutique is selling large square tablets, the best one being the North Venezuelan 70 percent Chuao grand cru (HK$350 for 130g) made from a single origin cocoa. It's smooth, complex and has lingering subtle fruity flavours.

There's also milk chocolate tablets with hazelnuts or smoked almonds, both HK$250 each for 150g. There's also assorted almond rocks, or almond slivers and rice crispies covered in milk and white chocolate (HK$250) per jar.

Another interesting bite are the milk and dark chocolate squares with nuts and dried fruits (HK$250 per jar). The square each have a bit of hazelnut, pistachios, dried figs and raisins, so it's a bit healthy.

Last but not least are the chocolate-covered orange peels that are to die for. The peels are sourced from Italian oranges that are air dried overnight before they are coated in dark chocolate. They're priced at HK$360 per jar and sadly you have to wait until mid-May for them to be available.

But then again good things come to those who wait...

With Easter coming up The Peninsula Boutique also has Easter-themed goodies, from cookies and pralines to chocolate eggs. Don't miss the "super chicks" showing off their muscled arms from cracked chocolate eggs!

The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Arcade
Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
2696 6969

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