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    Get Cracking On Easter Dining

    The arrival of spring means it’s time to get ready for one of those all-important dates on the calendar.

    Easter is fast approaching and you don’t want to get caught running down your local mini-mart the night before. So get planning! Fortnum & Mason and Ladurée have a beautiful selection of releases for the occasion. Take a look. 

    Ladurée has an impressive menu to be reckoned with. Allow us, first of all, to introduce you to its selection of chocolate “Lala” bunnies inspired by the Easter hare, and based on bronze castings by renowned French sculptors Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne.

    Second up it’s the truly decadent “Easter Desert” with a crunchy hazelnut praline base, 65% Indonesia chocolate whipped cream, and a semi-salted butter caramel and dark chocolate shell.

    And no, we’re not forgetting — the Easter eggs themselves! With these, Ladurée looks back to a tradition that ranges from the royal courts of the renaissance to that of Louis XV —where “eggs painted by French artist Lancret or decorated with French painter Watteau’s rural landscapes were exchanged.” Referencing these origins, the brand offers a selection of pink, green, ivory, milk and dark chocolate eggs embossed with a seasonal take on its iconic laurel wreath design. 

    Fortnum’s, too, has risen to the occasion with a selection of Easter treats. Wake up to a cup of F&M’s new “Easter Tea” in celebration of the coming of spring. Black, low-grown Ceylon is punctuated by elderflower and orange blossom along with the freshness (and colour) of marigold and cornflower blossoms. Or try one of Fortnum’s quintessential hampers — perfect for a spring picnic. In “The Easter Hamper,” you can dive into a cornucopia of springtime delicacies: from teas to spreads to chocolate eggs. All you need now is the blanket (and the weather!)