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.
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
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