Chocolate Week returns this year from Monday 9 – Sunday 15 October 2017. Fuelling the country’s love-affair with cocoa, a number of exclusive venues have partnered with Divine to help celebrate the occasion. During the week, cocoa bean connoisseurs will be able to indulge in an assortment of confections. Below, we have dipped into the best of the UK’s sweet-toothed offerings.
A Trio of Chocolate at Sopwell House Hotel & Spa
For Chocolate Week 2017, Sopwell House will be offering three unique treats. The hotel’s Traditional Afternoon Tea will feature a Milk Chocolate and Cherry Delice showcasing Divine’s seriously smooth milk chocolate. Meanwhile, The Brasserie will be offering a gloriously creamy White Chocolate and Mango Brûlée, served with Scottish Shortbread (£6.75). Guests will also be tempted by The Restaurant’s intensely rich Dark Chocolate Pavé, Orange Joconde Crumb and Bergamont Sorbet, which features on the set menu (2 courses for £35 or 3 courses for £39.50).
Divine Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Royal Lancaster London
For one week in October, Royal Lancaster London will be the chocolatiest hotel in the capital. As for Chocolate Week 2017, every bite of chocolate will be fashioned from Divine Fairtrade Cocoa. The newly-renovated hotel is offering a royal flush of chocolate treats, including the Chocolate Afternoon Tea (£35). The intense dark chocolate and unexpected flavourings will put every chocolate aficionado’s taste buds to the test, with Chocolate Chip Scones; a bittersweet Dark Chocolate, Mango and Coconut Tart; a Chestnut Breton with rich 70% Dark Chocolate Cream; Elderflower Marbled Lollipops; and a White Chocolate Macaron with Ginger and Orange.
Creamy Hot Chocolates will be expertly blended with Divine Drinking Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate. The decadent treat will be served in Island Grill, the hotel’s eco-friendly restaurant, and the inviting Lounge Bar. With views overlooking Hyde Park from Island Grill and plush, cosy sofas for guests to sink into in the Lounge Bar, Royal Lancaster London is the ultimate location in London to enjoy a luxurious fondant hot chocolate.
A Chocoholic’s Dream at The Club Spa
For the ultimate indulgence The Spa at The Club Hotel & Spa, Jersey has launched its new Chocolate Rasul Experience. As well as being absolutely delicious, chocolate is actually extremely beneficial for the skin too. Antioxidants in the cocoa can have a great anti-ageing effect and cocoa butter is nourishing and moisturising - making chocolate the perfect ingredient for a spa experience. The Chocolate Rasul Experience is priced at £55 for one person or £75 for two people sharing. The Spa recommends this treatment prior to massage and guests should allow 45 minutes for the Rasul Experience.
Big Yellow Chocolate Cocktail at K West Hotel & Spa
K West Hotel & Spa is ready to celebrate all things chocolate in true K West spirit. Some like it hot, some like it straight from the fridge... but at this Shepherd’s Bush hotspot you’ll find chocolate atop of your cocktails during Chocolate Week 2017. The eye-catching, bright ‘Big Yellow’ cocktail combines Black Mozart, MB Apricot, MB Banana, fresh Passion fruit, Coconut essence, and Sugar cane syrup, with garnishes modelled from Divine White Chocolate with Strawberries and Divine Milk Chocolate with Whole Almonds. The Big Yellow is priced at £10.50 and can be enjoyed in the hotel’s chic Studio Bar, where in-house DJs play on Friday and Saturday nights.
Divine Chocolate Fondant at The Arch London
To celebrate Chocolate Week, Hunter 486 at The Arch London will be serving up a truly divine treat, with a delicious Divine Chocolate Fondant in support of the fair trade chocolatier. Chocolate connoisseurs can indulge in this delectable dessert, created by Head Chef Gary Durrant, oozing with melted Divine dark chocolate. Priced at £6.50, the dessert will be served with a scoop of the restaurant’s homemade salted caramel ice cream.
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