To help spread the festive cheer and to celebrate its first Christmas in a brand-new location, Emporium Hotel South Bank’s Executive Sous Chef (Pastry) Alex Liddle has revealed an array of elegant new festive treats, available in Belle Époque.

The joyful creations showcase traditional flavours of Christmas, with hints of egg nog, brandy caramel, gingerbread and mulled wine, and enjoyed in store, takeaway or pre-ordered for holiday entertaining. The beautifully decadent treats include Christmas Bauble with egg nog mousse, brandy caramel, apricot compote, white chocolate and candied ginger dip, white chocolate plaque and bauble décor; Mulled Wine, with mulled wine cremeaux, cassis mousse, mulled wine gummies, spiced hazelnut dacquoise; Christmas Trifle with kirsch soaked lady finger sponge, cherry jelly, maraschino, whipped mascarpone cream, chocolate sauce, fresh cherries, meringue, chocolate shards; Deck the Halls, complete with gingerbread, matcha tea mousse, strawberry jellies, raspberry and blackberries; and Santa Goes Surfing, with papaya and pineapple compote, passionfruit cremeaux, banana mousse, rice bubble crunch.

In addition, a series of unique and fun yule logs are on offer, catering for around six people each. They include Polar Bear Party, a vanilla sponge with white chocolate freckle, strawberry jelly, vanilla mousse, whipped cream; Spice Up Your Life, a moist gingerbread sponge with valrhona milk chocolate mousse, gingerbread Brulee, and orange & apricot marmalade; Cherry Bomb, made with kirsch soaked lady finger sponge, mulled wine gummies, sour cherry bavarois, chocolate ripple, and whipped mascarpone; and Santa Goes Surfing, with papaya and pineapple compote, passionfruit cremeaux, banana mousse, and rice bubble crunch.

Traditional favourites have not been forgotten either, with fresh fruit mince tarts, gingerbread cookies, rum balls and hand-made chocolates also available.

The festive range is available until Christmas Eve. Located on the ground floor, Belle Époque is Emporium Hotel South Bank’s opulent French-style bistro and is open from 6.30am daily.

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