Life in Abu Dhabi involves a lot of eating.
Unless you have almost superhuman levels of will power, it’s impossible to resist all the amazing food that’s on offer to you.
This is a place where Friday brunch is just part of your weekly routine, and Saturday breakfasts involve many courses and last for a good few hours.
Going for afternoon tea is also a popular way of indulging, and so you can find these towers of naughty treats in many fancy cafés across the city.
But we’ve noticed an increase in chocolate-themed afternoon teas recently, and the main culprit is Majlis Lobby Lounge at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi.
This stylish and comfortable lounge has launched a ‘Chocolate Extravaganza’ afternoon tea, and as you can see from the incredible explosion of sweet treats in the photo above, it’s not exactly a modest affair.
Available every Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, the spread includes chocolate opera cake, chocolate brûlée, white chocolate cheesecake, chocolate truffles, chocolate lollipops and more.
Meanwhile, the star of the show has to be the chocolate fountain, where you can dip home-made marshmallows and fresh fruits in delicious warm melted chocolate. But the most remarkable part about this decadent spread is that even the plates are made from edible chocolate, so make sure you grab a side of plate to go with your delicate sweet treats.
Crystal Lounge at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi is also offering a chocolate afternoon tea until April 30. Featuring an incredible selection of chocolate cakes, pastries and pastries, there are even chocolate milkshakes to go with it.
Both selections include savoury sandwiches and freshly baked scones (if you feel like taking a break from all the chocolate) and you won’t regret a single calorie.
WHAT IS IT...
Chocolate themed afternoon teas at Majlis Lobby Lounge and Crystal Lounge
To satisfy all your chocolate cravings
Crystal Lounge: Dhs195 (adults), Dhs85 (children). Daily 2pm-6pm, until Apr 30. The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers, West Corniche (02 694 4553).
Majlis Lobby Lounge: Dhs220. Thu 3pm-9pm. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island (02 813 5550).