Burch & Purchese 2012 finale Afternoon Tea at The Langham, Melbourne
Melbourne, 26 October 2012 - The Langham, Melbourne, will culminate its popular collaboration with dessert extraordinaire Burch & Purchese with six additional Sweet Studio Afternoon Teas in November and December 2012. The Sweet Studio Afternoon Teas have been an overwhelmingly successful addition to the hotel's Tiffin calendar, and the final six were created in response to demand for end of year celebrations and the festive season.
The last Sweet Studio Afternoon Teas will be held in the elegant surrounds of ARIA Bar & Lounge on Friday 16 November and Friday 7 December, with three sittings on each date. The Afternoon Teas are priced at $69 per person and bookings can be made through www.ariabar.com.au or by calling Reservations on 1800 641 107.
Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio Festive Afternoon Tea Menu
The whimsical sweet treats will be served on The Langham's elegant three-tiered silver stand, alongside the traditional afternoon tea favourites of delicate ribbon and pinwheel sandwiches, fluffy scones with jam and clotted cream and espresso or loose leaf tea.
Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio Afternoon Teas
Darren's latest book Sweet Studio – The Art of Divine Desserts can also be purchased from Flavours of Langham for $49.99, for guests wanting a keepsake of their experience or as a Christmas gift for a sweet-toothed foodie.
For more information on the Afternoon Tea and Christmas celebrations at The Langham, Melbourne, visit http://melbourne.langhamhotels.com.au/.
About Darren Purchese
Darren Purchese is one of Australia's most respected pastry chefs, creating whimsical and striking desserts with unexpected flavour combinations and avant-garde patisserie techniques. Prior to starting up the Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, Darren worked with Shannon Bennett at Vue de Monde, as well as in the pastry sections of Fenix, The Press Club, and Bennelong restaurant at Sydney's Opera House. Darren has also worked across England and France, honing his patisserie skills at the five-star Savoy, Goring, Raffles Browns and Bentley Hotels in London. Darren has twice been a finalist in the UK National Dessert of the Year competition, and has created spectacular desserts for state banquets, embassies, and other luminaries, including the Royal Family.