Monday 6 December 2010

The Langham, Melbourne Showcases Japan's 'Macaron Maestro', Hisako Ogita as Part of the 2011 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne's Langham hotel will once again host the acclaimed Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Masterclass when it returns to the city in March 2011. Food enthusiasts, in particular lovers of macarons, are invited to indulge in the enticing flavours of Japanese pastry chef and i ♥ macarons author, Hisako Ogita. Each weekday from 1st - 14th March 2011 the hotel's ARIA Bar & Lounge will host Langham ♥ Macarons - a morning tea by Hisako Ogita. Hisako will make special appearances at ARIA on 11th and 14th March, between 10.30-11.00am.

Undeniably a new dessert trend in 2010, the cult of the macaron has recently grown to cup cake proportions around the globe. With increasingly creative flavours available and long queues outside popular patisseries not an uncommon sight, Langham ♥ Macarons is set to be one of the 2011 Festival's stand out events.

The morning tea events will see an assortment of macarons on offer, each flavour inspired by Hasiko's Japanese heritage. Hisako has also created a signature 'Pink Ginger' Langham macaron especially for the event which will be served alongside the hotel's signature Tiffin High Tea.

The Langham is the perfect place to stay during the 2011 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, with hundreds of festival events in close proximity to the luxury hotel.

For more information on Hisako's Macaron Morning Tea at The Langham, Melbourne, visit

Langham ♥ Macarons - a morning tea by Hisako Ogita
When Monday to Friday from 1st-14th March, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Hisako will make special appearances at ARIA on 11th and 14th March, between 10.30-11.00am.
Where ARIA Bar & Lounge, Podium Level of The Langham, Melbourne
Cost $43.00 per person includes Hisako's macarons served on a three tiered silver platter with scones with jam & cream, delicate finger sandwiches and leaf tea, espresso coffee or hot chocolate
Bookings Langham restaurant reservations on 1800 641 107 or

About The Langham, Melbourne
Situated in the exclusive riverside Southbank precinct and offering stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline, the Yarra River and Federation Square, The Langham, Melbourne offers a luxurious and timeless inner-city experience.

The 25-floor hotel is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and has 387 luxuriously appointed rooms including 45 executive club rooms and 11 suites, attended to by the hotel's signature Service Stylists, who are there to fulfill guests' every need. The hotel's indulgent suites also offer the services of personal butlers, famed for their legendary 'service with poise' and enchanting hospitality.

The Langham, Melbourne was voted the top hotel in Melbourne in the region of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in Travel & Leisure USA World's 500 Best Hotels List 2010, named the top city hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific in the Travel + Leisure USA World's Best 2009, is included on the Condé Nast Traveler US 2008 and Conde Nast Traveller UK 2008 Gold Lists as one of the World's Best Hotels, is named in the top three hotels on mainland Australia on the Condé Nast Traveler US Gold List for 2009, and is placed amongst the Top 20 Hotels in the Oceania region in the Condé Nast Traveler US Readers Choice Awards 2010.

The hotel's chic Aria Bar & Lounge and interactive Melba restaurant offer guests exciting and sophisticated dining options, including a buffet with live cooking stations, and elegant and indulgent Afternoon Tea. Extensive conference and meeting facilities are offered by the hotel and the five-star property is home to the highly acclaimed, luxury Chuan Spa. A member of the Leading Spas of the World, Chuan Spa offers treatments founded on Traditional Chinese Medicine and adjoins the sun terrace, pool and hotel's Health Club.

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