National Chocolate Week begins today- and Sauce’s favourites are certainly celebrating the sweet stuff! We’ve picked out our highlights, from intensely chocolately gelato to cocoa inspired menus, let the cravings begin.
The Doisy & Dam superfood chocolate pot at Fish Market
Fish Market, located near Liverpool Street, will be celebrating Chocolate Week with a limited edition chocolate pot designed in collaboration with superfood chocolate producers, Doisy & Dam. Made using their maca, vanilla and cacao bars, the delicious dessert combines the bitter chocolatey flavour of cacao nibs with sweet vanilla and is finished off with a kick of maca root for an extra boost. Priced at £7, the chocolate pot will be available on the Fish Market menu throughout Chocolate Week.
Remeo Gelato Dark Chocolate gelato
Great Taste award winner Remeo Gelato’s Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa gelato contains an exceptionally high amount of the finest quality cocoa which provides an extremely intense and rich taste. The chocolate is hand-melted and blended with the highest quality fresh milk in a delicate and smooth texture.
4 course chocolate menu at Coq d’Argent
Priced at £42, Coq d’Argent will be serving a delicious 4 course chocolate menu. Guests will be treated to dishes such as Haunch of wild roe deer, parsnip puree, poached pear, cranberries, cacao sauce, Roasted quail, celeriac, girolles, prunes and coco nibs followed by a special dark and white chocolate sphere which will be Coq d’Argent’s dessert special all week.
Chocolate Week at the new Hilton London Bankside
Enjoy Chocolate Week at the newly launched OXBO Bankside restaurant and The Distillery bar, located in the new Hilton London Bankside. Executive Chef, Paul Bates, will be serving a flourless chocolate cake at OXBO Bankside while The Distillery bar will offer a Chilli Tattoo cocktail made with Sailor Jerry Spiced rum. Hilton London Bankside opens this month in the heart of Bankside with high-end food and beverage outlets and 292 stunning designer inspired guest rooms, including 25 bespoke suites with breath-taking views of the city skyline.
New Street Grill Valrhona chocolate fondant
Diners at New Street Grill will be able to round off a meal of Josper-grilled steaks with a melting chocolate fondant throughout Chocolate Week. The gooey-centred melt in the mouth dessert will be served with vanilla ice cream and priced at £7.
The Knickerbocker Glory at Social Eating House
Chocoholics will not be disappointed by the cherry and chocolate Knickerbocker Glory at Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House. Indulgent scoops of cherry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream are layered between textures of dark and white chocolate brownie, chocolate soil and chocolate vermicelli then finished with a golden Griotte cherry nestled on a cloud of whipped cream. Priced at £8.50, the Knickerbocker Glory is the perfect way to celebrate this year’s Chocolate Week.
Arabica’s Luxury chocolate dates stuffed with almonds
Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and those who have kosher or halal dietary requirements, a chocolate treat everyone can enjoy. Arabica Food & Spice, is an authentic purveyor of Middle Eastern spices, ingredients and sweets now sold nationwide in Marks & Spencer, Harvey Nichols, Fenwicks, Selfridges & Co, Fortnum & Mason and Harrods, as well as online and within many boutique retailers across the UK and abroad.
‘Death by Chocolate’ at Bluebird
Chelsea favourite Bluebird will be offering a special ‘Death by Chocolate’ cocktail, available from 12th – 18th October. Priced at £15, the delicious cocktail features Chocolate raspberry vodka, herring cherry liqueur, chambord, fresh strawberry, shaken with mozart chocolate liqueur, served with a chocolate mousse in a 2 tiered glass.
Chocolate gourmand tasting menu at Plateau
Canary Wharf based Plateau will be showcasing a five course chocolate gourmand tasting menu. Guests will enjoy the likes of seared scallops, cauliflower and white chocolate puree with sea vegetables and avruga caviar and Roast saddle of venison with sour red cabbage, Brussel sprouts, fern and bitter chocolate, to name a few.
Paternoster Chop House chocolate set menu
Paternoster Chop House will be offering a three course set menu where chocolate takes centre stage and is delicately intertwined into each dish, including Potted shrimps, cocoa butter and lava salt with spiced plum, Roasted venison, red cabbage with venison ‘chocolate’ sauce and Dark chilli hot chocolate with Dulcey Namelaka white chocolate sorbet.