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Afternoon tea… with chocolate by Paul A Young

March 27 2014

Pastry and chocolate have a special affinity in culinary terms. Many of our talented contemporary chocolatiers first learnt how to work with chocolate during their time as patissiers– Damian Allsop, William Curley, Paul Wayne Gregory and Barry Johnson of Rococo to name just a few examples. With this in mind, it’s good, therefore, to see hotels working with chocolatiers to help create special menus for their afternoon teas, as Grosvernor […]

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Chocolate Fit For A King at Hampton Court Palace

February 14 2014

A fascinating insight into the role chocolate played in British royal households opens today to the public at Hampton Court Palace. Usually, this huge, grand and historic building, is associated with Henry VIII and Tudor banqueting, with the wonderful Tudor kitchens here a draw. Hampton Court, however, also has a Baroque aspect which is less well known and today sees the public opening of the eighteenth century Chocolate Kitchen, just […]

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Cocoa Runners open box with bars

Cocoa Runners – Spreading the Chocolate Message

January 27 2014

The world of chocolate is becoming increasingly interesting and sophisticated. The rise of interest in bean to bar chocolate production all round the world, means that are some fascinating new chocolates out there.The big question though, for anyone interested in good chocolate, is how to get hold of it? Cocoa Runners, a new, on-line chocolate ‘club’ specialising in bean to bar chocolate bars, offers a solution, offering either one-off chocolate […]

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Victorian chocolate goes on display at military museum

December 23 2013

A TIN of chocolate that’s one-hundred-and-thirteen years old has gone on display at a military museum in south east London. The confectionary was sent to troops overseas to mark the new year, and the new century, in 1900 by Queen Victoria. The exhibit is part of a seasonal display of Christmas boxes for soldiers at Firepower, the Royal Artillery Museum, in Woolwich. Princess Mary is usually credited with coming up […]

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Hand-crafted chocolates at Heal’s furniture store

November 20 2013

London’s vibrant chocolate scene continues to see more high-end chocolate shops opening, offering chocolate-lovers more and more opportunity to indulge their craving. In a particularly appropriate match, Heal’s – the famous furniture store on Tottenham Court Road, noted for championing furniture design – will now be home to artisan chocolatier Paul A. Young’s latest chocolaterie. In a prime spot in the shop’s entrance, this small but stylish space showcases not […]

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News in brief: A pop-up in Hackney and a vacancy at Bettys

July 26 2013

For one night only… East London will be the setting for a one night pop-up Chocolate restaurant this weekend. The Cocoa Club presents a funky taste experience for you to indulge in a three-course meal cooked with hints of dark chocolate. Going back to the roots of chocolate, the Cocoa Club gives you the opportunity to taste savoury home made food with a chocolate twist in a relaxed East London […]

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