Custard dessert platter at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
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9 enticing Instagrammable desserts

May 27, 2022

When it comes to creating perfectly presented desserts, our pastry chefs are true masters of their art. Discover their most Instagram-worthy creations that are almost too good to eat.
Paul Revere Williams Ice-cream Sundae, The Beverly Hills Hotel
The Beverly Hills Hotel

Paul Revere Williams Ice-cream Sundae

This dessert was recently introduced at The Beverly Hills Hotel to commemorate the birthday of our legendary architect, Paul R. Williams. It proved so popular that we’ve now made it a permanent fixture on our menu. This tasty strawberry shortcake sundae created by executive pastry chef Jonathan Fisher is a wonderful way to bring our history to life, and like the hotel’s distinctive design, this dessert is a winning combination of drama, playfulness and eye-catching pink.

The Dorchester

Chocolate Fondant

Michael Kwan’s Valrhona Dark 68% Chocolate Fondant with Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream is a lesson in pure indulgence. Made with a bespoke milk and dark chocolate exclusively for The Dorchester, it’s topped with caramel, hazelnuts and scatterings of gold leaf. A real feast for the senses in every way.

Valrhona Dark 68% Chocolate Fondant with Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream, The Dorchester
Yorkshire Rhubarb Pavlova, 45 Park Lane
45 Park Lane

Yorkshire Rhubarb Pavlova

At 45 Park Lane, executive pastry chef Niamh Larkin is particularly proud of her Pavlova, which shines a spotlight on seasonal British ingredients. This dessert captures the vibrant pink of fresh rhubarb, finished with lemon curd and a refreshing rhubarb sorbet.

Hotel Principe di Savoia

This Is Not a Pear

As the name suggests, this creation is not all as it seems. At Hotel Principe di Savoia, chefs Beniamino Passannante and Alessandro Buffolino took inspiration from Renè Magritte’s Surrealist painting, ‘The Pear and the Rose’, to present a ‘pear’ with unexpected flavours that change throughout the year. This striking dessert is served with raspberries, Sichuan pepper and white chocolate.

This Is Not a Pear, Hotel Principe di Savoia
Amalfi lemon dessert at La Terrazza at Hotel Eden, Rome
Hotel Eden

Amalfi Lemon

For this appealing lemon creation, Hotel Eden’s executive chef Fabio Ciervo and pastry chef Ezio Redolfi, teamed up with Angelo Musa from Hôtel Plaza Athénée. Fabio took inspiration from his home region of Campania, where Amalfi lemon is a famous ingredient. Soft almond is layered with lemon compote, finished with a delicate lemon foam and fresh lime peel.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Le Fraisier

Created by Elisabeth Hot and Angelo Musa at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Le Fraisier is an almond biscuit with strawberry confit and mousseline cream, topped with fresh strawberries and encased in white chocolate. Elisabeth took her inspiration from Jean-Baptiste de la Quintine, King Louis XIV’s chief gardener. Back then, strawberries were considered an exotic treat, so Jean-Baptise grew them specially in the king’s kitchen garden.

Le Fraisier, Hôtel Plaza Athénée
La Noisette, Le Meurice
Le Meurice

La Noisette

An Instagram favourite since its launch at Le Meurice in 2014, Cédric Grolet’s Noisette has naturally established itself as the pastry chef’s signature recipe. Beneath a golden shell awaits a creamy hazelnut mousse and fleur de sel praline. But the true ‘wow’ factor is the magical trompe l’œil effect, which must be seen to be believed.

Coworth Park

Vanilla Crème Fraîche and Oabika Caramel

Almost too beautiful to eat, Charlotte Silvester’s tempting vanilla and caramel dessert never fails to impress at Coworth Park. Charlotte and her team love to experiment with innovative ingredient combinations, which is why they added a quenelle of truffle ice cream to complement the dish.

Vanilla Crème Fraîche and Oabika Caramel, Coworth Park
Strawberry Shortcake Ice-cream Bar, Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Hotel Bel-Air

Strawberry Shortcake Ice-cream Bar

Served at Hotel Bel-Air, this delightful dish brings back childhood memories of warm summer days and the nostalgia of an ice cream bar. The pastry team perfected this treat by combining the smooth strawberry filling, made using Harry’s Berries strawberries, with a textured cookie crumb. We think it’s extraordinary and many of our guests agree, coming back regularly for more.

Creative desserts are just one of the many specialities you can indulge in at our restaurants. Come and discover some of the many delights we have in store.

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