Chocolate-themed brunch

The Peninsula Bangkok fulfils your sweet desires

On July 6 and 7, The Peninsula Bangkok will present, for the first time ever in the Thai capital, a fun-filled weekend brunch decked out to mimic a fanciful chocolate factory.

Marking World Chocolate Day, the hotel's executive pastry chef, Nicolas Pelloie, and his pastry team have crafted a signature collection of sweet delicacies made with a Valrhona chocolate.

This dreamlike experience promises an irresistible array of house-made chocolatey treats as well as live demonstrations by the chocolatiers.

Expect to find goodies such as handcrafted chocolate truffles of various flavours; superfood chocolate; lollipops and bonbons; flourless chocolate cake; chocolate Madeleines; canelés; and hot-chocolate drinks. Everything is prepared using a customised blend of 66% dark chocolate especially produced for the hotel by France's master of chocolate, Valrhona.

Founded in 1922, Valrhona has been producing fine artisanal chocolate for almost a century. It has mastered the entire process, nurturing the finest cocoa beans with sustainable farming methods and renewable energy on its own plantations, as well as refining the chocolate production and eco-design packaging.

In 2017, the company received the Gold Award from EcoVadis, placing it among the top five sustainable suppliers in the world. It also undertakes agroforestry, education and training projects to support cocoa-growing communities in 10 countries. In 1989, Valrhona opened L'École Valrhona, a pastry and chocolate school offering private classes for chefs and non-professional gourmet enthusiasts.

Creatively combining Thai touches with fine French chocolate are the likes of chocolate truffles with tropical mango, coconut and chilli fillings. For health-conscious there's a range of chocolate bars flavoured with plant-based superfoods, such as turmeric, quinoa, baobab and ginger.

These special sweet indulgences are available during the chocolate wonderland weekend brunch buffet along side a gourmet line-up of buffet classics such as prime seafood on ice, top-of-the-line meat and a la minute dishes at the hotel's lobby.

The brunch is priced at 2,490 baht per person, or 3,990 baht per person including free-flow sparkling wine, wines and local beer. Price is inclusive of a visit to the chocolate factory and unlimited chocolate tasting.

For more information and reservations, please call The Peninsula Bangkok at 0 2020 2888 or e-mail diningpbk@peninsula.com.