Something Sweet and Luxe at The Langham Chicago

September 24, 2014 Leigh Powell Hines

The Langham in Chicago is known for its signature afternoon tea on Wedgewood china, which debuted at its sister hotel The Langham, London in 1865. Now, it may also become known for its sweeter, luxury side. The Langhham, Chicago has opened the Parlour at Pavilion, so you can enjoy some more decandence following afternoon tea. The Parlour at Pavilion, a retro-ice cream parlour featuring adult ice-cream treats from pastry chef Scott Green, has a crown jewel on the menu.

Langham Chicago Ice Cream Sundae

The Victoria: Tahitian vanilla ice cream, Guittard Complexité 70% Chocolate Ice Cream, 24k Gold Leaf and Gold Dust, Hennessy Cognac VSOP, with a hand-crafted dark-chocolate crown. This jewel is served in a Wedgewood crystal bowl — yours to keep. The sundae is accompanied by a bottle of 2003, Dom Perignon.

When I saw it on Instagram, I told the hotel. “That looks big!”

The hotel commented, “Large, indeed. It’s meant for sharing.” Someone may need to share the price. This dessert will set you back $1,000.

Don’t worry. You don’t need a $1,000 to enjoy the Parlour at Pavilion. All other adult-ice cream sundaes are an everyday price. But, you may have a hard time grabbing a table without reservations. The Parlour will be open daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and reservations are highly recommended.

Photo credit: The Langham Chicago on Instagram

Leigh Hines, hotel and family travel expert | Skimbaco Lifestyle

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

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