National Pancake Day was yesterday but don't worry - if you are celebrating belatedly, you now have a legit reason to indulge in tempting batter creations no matter the style or choice of toppings! You probably have a fave near you but here are a few options worldwide to get your pancake fix at whenever you travel next. Additionally all of these hotels mentioned here are members of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World so you know you are in for a one-of-a-kind experience. You are welcome.
Green Tea Ricotta Pancakes, Mixed Berries & Clotted Cream at Vintry & Mercer
Located in the historic Vintry Ward, a short walk away from London’s Cannon Street station, the newly opened Vintry & Mercer serves green tea ricotta pancakes topped with a generous dollop of silky-smooth clotted cream and plump berries. Available for breakfast and brunch at the hotel’s Vintry Kitchen restaurant, the Japanese-inspired delicacies can be ordered from an eclectic menu features bold, Asian flavors. The pancakes are also power packed with Matcha powder providing the perfect energy boost to kick start the day.
Multigrain Pancakes with Rum Caramel Banana Flambé & Almond Butter at The Betsy South Beach
A beachside haven located in the heart of Miami, The Betsy South Beach offers an indulgent stack of three multigrain pancakes filled with granola and topped with warm rum banana flambé and candied pecans. The breakfast beauties are then slathered in almond cream and drizzled in maple syrup before being dusted with sugar and ground cinnamon.
Buttermilk Pancakes with Lemon Curd, Vanilla Mascarpone Mousse and Pistachios at Eichardt’s Private Hotel
One of New Zealand’s most iconic hotels situated on a premium lakefront position in the heart of Queenstown, Eichardt’s Private Hotel is lauded for its pancakes. Homemade and as fresh as they come, their fluffy mounds are topped with oodles of thick and creamy vanilla mascarpone, lemon curd and crushed pistachios for extra oomph.
Amaranth & Coconut Pancakes with Tequila & Piloncillo Syrup atLa Zebra Hotel
Set in a stunning location between the lush vegetation of the tropical forest and the picturesque white-sand beach of Tulum, La Zebra Hotel’s boozy Mexican pancakes are strictly for grownups. A feast for the senses, the coconut and amaranth creations are served with a drizzle of agave, piloncillo and tequila syrup, fresh tropical fruits as well as a scoop of mint butter. Also on the hotel’s breakfast menu are the Tres Leches Pancakes combining lime infused tres leches sauce, whipped cream and seasonal fruit.
Austrian Kaiserschmarrn at DasPosthotel
Wrapped in a sublime Tyrol mountain setting, DasPosthotel in Austria serves Kaiserschmarnn, a sweet fluffy pancake made with rum-soaked raisins, caramel and shredded into bite-size pieces. A comforting treat to indulge in before a day on the ski slopes, the scrambled pancake is sprinkled with sugar then served with applesauce and plum compote.
Pancakes with Mascarpone Mousse atHotel Haven
A welcoming and comfortable retreat set in the heart of Helsinki, Hotel Haven offers a dreamy trio of buttermilk pancakes glued together with carefully piped mascarpone mousse. A cross between a choux pastry and a stack of pancakes, the heavenly creation is covered in maple syrup and topped with fresh berries. Matching the elegance of its pancakes, Restaurant Haven is located in the beautiful Sundman's building, the second oldest stone building in Helsinki.
Nutella Banana Roti at Akyra Manor Chiang Mai
Urban sophistication in buzzing Chiang Mai, Akyra Manor’s Italics restaurant serves a Nutella Banana Roti pancake inspired by the fusion of Thai and Italian cuisines present on the menu. Traditionally, the roti is made of pressed and rolled dough cooked on a hot griddle with butter and oil. It is then filled with fresh bananas and a thick layer of gooey Nutella.
Puffed Pancakes at The Dylan Amsterdam
Located on Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most prestigious canals, The Dylan Amsterdam serves stylish pancakes that have the same thick edges as Dutch pancakes but the perfect fluffiness of American pancakes. Available at the hotel’s Bar Brasserie Occo, the delicacies are dusted with sugar before being garnished with a choice of toppings ranging from bananas, blueberries to succulent caramelized bacon.
Sri Lankan Egg Hoppers at The Fortress Resort & Spa
Located along the beautiful sandy shores of Galle in southern Sri Lanka, The Fortress Resort & Spa serves delicious egg hoppers or crispy crêpes made of rice flour and coconut milk with a cracked egg baked into the base. Crispy round the edges and doughy at the center, the bowl-shaped hoppers can also be filled with spicy relishes, lentil dal or chutneys. Enjoy the delicacies with a cup of world-famous Ceylon tea.
Have you tried any of these versions of pancakes? What’s your favorite – let me know in the comments below.
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