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Sweet dreams at our deluxe Chocolate Bar @ The Langham

Chocaholic Oct 2, 2012 08:57 AM

Has any chowhounders tried the deluxe chocolate bar?

Is it worth while for $40?

Or is the Deluxe Sunday Brunch better!

Thx.

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    AaronInBoston Oct 2, 2012 09:23 AM

    I have experienced it at a wedding several years back. If you love chocolate (and can eat a ton of it in one sitting) it's great. That said, I can't see myself going back and spending 40$ for just chocolate items. I would rather have a buffet that includes some desserts and a lot of other foods (personal preference).

    1. Allstonian Oct 2, 2012 09:23 AM

      It's apples and oranges, really - the Sunday brunch is nearly $60 (!) but offers many savory, protein-rich options. You can certainly make a proper meal of it, while still getting some sweets.

      The chocolate bar is sweets, sweets, and more sweets. I've been several times, and it's fun, but it is a serious all-sweets pig-out.

      1. Luther Oct 2, 2012 09:43 AM

        Have you ever eaten what you considered to be $40 worth of chocolate desserts? Better to just create your own AYCE chocolate experience. Even with expensive components like LA Burdick you won't likely hit $40 before feeling full.

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          CookieLee Oct 2, 2012 01:27 PM

          I went many years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed a number of the creations. The best? I thought the vanilla crème brûlée rocked the house, go figure. Maybe I had od'd on chocolate!

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            Chocaholic Oct 4, 2012 10:24 PM

            I love chocolate and good desserts But I know what you guys are saying...how much dessert and chocolates can I eat before being nauseated? I probably would have to not eat the day before to make it fully enjoyable even! Who knows!

            It's not $40 its $80 since I won't be going by myself! Like who goes by them self!

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              Luther Oct 5, 2012 03:50 AM

              I'm guessing the only people truly equipped to eat >$40 of chocolate desserts are probably also the ones who would go by themselves.

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            libertywharf Oct 5, 2012 06:35 AM

            If I had to choose I would do the Sunday brunch at the Langham. You also want to set aside a few hours. It's a wonderful event with plenty of room between tables. You can relax and there's no rush to leave.

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              lergnom Oct 5, 2012 07:57 AM

              We did this many years ago. It was somewhat cheaper then but the point with this isn't value but going overboard on chocolate and chocolate-including desserts. If you plan it out and arrive hungry and remind yourself it's only one meal and I can eat less later, then dive in and see how much of a total sugar high you can achieve.

              Believe it or not, we once went to a kids birthday party there. It was, fortunately, not a huge party. And it was not our child's birthday. We aren't that crazy.

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