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Monday, September 24, 2012

The King Edward Hotel tempts chocoholics with new afternoon tea service


Limited time chocolate tea launches for Toronto Chocolate Festival

TORONTO, September 24, 2012 – Toronto’s first luxury hotel, The King Edward will be tempting every sweet-tooth across the city with their new limited edition afternoon tea service.

The King’s Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea will launch at Victoria’s Restaurant on October 12 as part of the city-wide Toronto Chocolate Festival, which runs through November 4.

An enticing addition to The King Edward Hotel’s current afternoon tea offerings, The King’s Chocolate Tea includes a choice between two specially-blended chocolate teas – Chocolate Macaroon, a delicate Ceylon tea scented with sweet chocolate and coconut and topped with cacao nibs; and Chocolat, an exotic medium-bodied black Ceylon tea with high-grade chocolate oil.
Tea-lovers will enjoy a two-tiered selection of sweet and savoury treats such as a flourless chocolate cakelet, chocolate and salt caramel truffle tart, cocoa butter brushed cone with duck confit and classic egg, smoked turkey and roast beef finger sandwiches.

“Afternoon Tea has been an institution at The King Edward Hotel since our opening nearly 110 years ago,” says Daniel Schick, Executive Chef at The King Edward Hotel. “Our two chocolate teas are a great way to get in the spirit of the Chocolate Festival and also give back to a worthy cause.”

The King’s Chocolate Tea is $39 and $5 of each sale will be donated in support of prostate and breast cancer initiatives. Afternoon Tea at The King Edward Hotel is served Friday through Sunday from 2:30 – 5:00pm. Call 416-863-4125 for reservations.

Now in its seventh year, the Toronto Chocolate Festival includes events across the GTA and Southern Ontario, such as the 7th Annual Chocolate Ball Gala, October 19th at Roy Thomson Hall. For a full listing of Chocolate Festival events, visit www.TorontoChocolateFestival.com.
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About The King Edward HotelBuilt in 1903 by Toronto’s then-richest man, George Gooderham, today’s The King Edward Hotel offers 298 guest rooms, 21,000 sq. ft. of refined meeting space and the Royal Club Lounge for premium services with select guest rooms.  The hotel’s guest register reads like a who’s who of politics, royalty, music, writing, business and sport, ranging from one-time resident Ernest Hemingway and headline couples like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, to the Beatles, Britney Spears and David Beckham.  Signature King Edward Hotel experiences include one of Toronto’s most lavish Sunday brunches, afternoon tea service and getaway package partnerships with many of the city’s leading cultural destinations.  For information and reservations visit www.thekingedwardhotel.com About Skyline Hotels & Resorts:
Skyline Hotels & Resorts is a distinctive collection of retreats focused on providing true lifestyle enhancing experiences to leisure and business guests, as well as local residents. Offerings include top-level golf and ski, its own Shizen Spa brand and a complete range of year-round activities including adventure parks and corporate team-building. Skyline destinations include the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Pantages Hotel in downtown Toronto, Barrie’s Horseshoe Resort and Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka. In July 2012, Skyline Hotels & Resorts added Toronto’s historic King Edward Hotel to its collection. Skyline Hotels & Resorts is owned and operated by Skyline International Developments Inc., a real estate and development company that also includes unique communities like Port McNicoll. Visit www.skylinehotelsandresorts.com.

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