Chocolate About Town: 5 Workshops to Delight Your Tastebuds this Valentine's

 

With Valentine's Day soon approaching, we're dreaming about chocolate. Not love, gushiness and romance, but the stuff that really matters. 

We've rounded up the ultimate events and workshops for chocolate lovers across London to get your tastebuds tingling. With a loved one, or a group of friends, it's the best excuse to discover the best chocolate haunts about town. 

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Investment: £25.00

Date: Saturday 10th February 2018

Time: 3pm - 5pm

Location: Dvine Cellars, 74 Landor Road, London, SW9 9PH

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wine-and-chocolate-tickets-42383752946?aff=es2

D Vine Cellars are a passionate Clapham based wine shop that promotes and sells handcrafted wines and beers. For Saturday 10th February, they will be bringing you one of their most popular tasting events, helping you to master the rules of matching wine and chocolate. With their expertise, learn the tricks of this delectable combination. Whether for yourself or for your loved ones this Valentine's Day, you can't go wrong with wine and chocolate. 


Investment: £65.00

Date: Saturday 10th February 2018

Time: 11.30am - 1pm

Location: Rococo Chocolates, 5 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8JU

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rococo-chocolates-valentines-truffle-making-workshop-tickets-42427332293?aff=es2

 

 

Enjoy this fun, cosy and cute workshop, where you can learn how to make some delicious truffles. Maybe you'll do it as a pair, go with a friend and present your valentine with a box of home-made truffles, or why not just treat yourself. As Rococo suggests, making truffles is a great introduction to working with chocolate. They will begin the class with an introduction to their Rococo Chocolates and a background about how chocolate is made. They will then guide you through a chocolate tasting, so you know exactly what to look for when making your own truffles. Then in the chocolate kitchen, they will begin with pre-made ganache. Each person will be able to create their unique truffles by rolling, dipping and coating. And, the best bit of all - at the end of the class, you will pack up your creations to take home and enjoy!


Most people love chocolate but know very little about where it is grown, how it is grown and how it is processed into the delightful morsels they eat. Our tasting events are guided by one of the founders of Artisan du chocolat who knows chocolate inside out. A chance to open your eyes (and mouth) to all that chocolate is.
— Artisan Du Chocolat

Enjoy a 90 minutes tutored tasting at the Artisan Du Chocolat's gorgeous boutique. While sitting under their beautiful plantation light, you will be able to delight your taste buds with all things chocolate: from cocoa pulp juice to origin bars, couture chocolates in whimsical flavours, truffles, salted caramels, chocolate ice cream and chocolate cocktails.

It's a fun, informal and informative evening, and an event any chocolate lover will enjoy! 
 

Investment: £29.99

Dates: Various, Next Up

February 7th 2018, February 14th 2018

Time: 7pm - 8.30pm 

Location: Artisan Du Chocolat Boutique, 81 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 4UL

Buy Tickets Here:

 https://www.artisanduchocolat.com/london-chocolate-tasting-evening.html


Investment: £10.00

Dates & Times: Vary - next up at the Regent Street Store, Thursday 8th February, 8.15pm

Locations: Brushfield Street, Chancery Lane, Cheapside St Paul's, Moorgate, Regent Street, The Strand, Victoria, and across the UK

Buy Tickets Here: http://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/secret-events.html

 

Hotel Chocolat are offering up a little something special, opening up their doors after hours and inviting just 10 guests in for exclusive secret tastings. As one of just 10 VIP attendees, you’ll be greeted with a glass of Prosecco before mingling with other guests over a chocolate tasting of 5 different delectable chocolates, sometimes with a pairing – it could be anything from red wine to cocoa gin or even a herbal infusion with cocoa shells. The store team will be on hand to answer your questions during the 45-minute event, as well as giving you your Secret Cards, which entitle you to your £10 ticket price back off anything you purchase on the night.  


Chocolate Tasting & Ceramic Painting @ M.Y.O 

Investment: £35.00

Date: Saturday 10th February 2018

Time: 6pm - 8.45pm 

Location: M.Y.O @ re-creation, 82 Redcross Way, London, SE1 1HA

Buy Tickets Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/chocolate-tasting-and-ceramic-painting-pre-valentines-special-tickets-42230461447?aff=es2

M.Y.O (Make Your Own) are offering a chocolate tasting & ceramic painting class - an ideal date or fun evening for a group of friends with BYOB for the second part of the evening! The chocolate tasting part will be taught by Koko and Liv, chocolate instagrammer and addict, and M.Y.O's Diana and Sam will then lead the ceramic painting part where you will design and paint your own ceramic chocolate bowl or box. In the tasting class you will learn about the origins of chocolate, how it is made and how to professionally taste a variety of different bars using single origin beans from around the world, and a week or so later you'll be able to collect your very own chocolate box after it has been glazed and popped in the kiln!


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