Until the 21st October, you officially have permission to indulge in all favourite treats, all in the name of chocolate. Until the end of this week, we are all celebrating National Chocolate Week. Therefore, in order to do justice to all things chocolate-y, we have selected the best cacao inspired experiences across London.
PF Chang’s Asian Table
PF Chang’s Asian Table celebrates white chocolate in true style. The signature White Chocolate Bomb can be drizzled with hot toffee sauce to reveal the hidden surprise. Melt away the white chocolate shell, and you will find a whole range of goodies from chocolate soil, honeycomb, popping candy, hazelnuts, cocoa nibs and creamy hazelnut ice cream.
PF Chang’s Asian Table, 10 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JA
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Maxwell’s Bar & Grill
Maxwell’s Bar and Grill, in the heart of Covent Garden, is famous for its freakshakes. And now, for National Chocolate week, the Freakshake From Mars is calling all chocoholics. Not for the faint-hearted, the shake is a heavenly blend of chocolate, caramel and Mars topped with plenty of whipped cream, caramel bits and crushed Mars.
Maxwell’s, 34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
Old Compton Brasserie
Newly opened in Soho, Old Compton Brasserie serves its Chocolate Orange Mousse with mango and lime sorbet which is a refreshing treat for National Dessert Week. The zingy bowl of deliciousness is vegan and plant-based so you can enjoy this treat without the guilt!
Old Compton Brasserie, 34-36 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4TT
Paul A Young and Adam Handling’s Chocolate Week Tasting Menu
If one type of chocolate isn’t enough, why not try them all? This week, award winning chef Adam Handling, together with master chocolatier Paul A Young, have teamed up to offer the ultimate chocolate tasting menu.The menu consists of five courses, all with a chocolate inspired twist such as Pigeon with Last Summer’s Cherries and Acidulated Chocolate, as well as Brandade Tortellini with Pickled Leek and Liver. For a truly decadent experience, you can also opt for the wine pairing menu, where each wine has been hand chosen to compliment the individual chocolate flavours of each dish.
34-35 Southampton Street, Covent Garden WC2E 7HF
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Chocolate Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
Afternoon tea at One Aldwych is like an stepping into the wonderful world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Inspired by Roald Dahl’s character Mr Wonka, One Aldwych is offering selection of chocolate delights with a sweet shop inspired afternoon tea. The menu includes a variety of treats from cheesecake-filled chocolate eggs to chocolate caramel milk and cocoa bean financier, as well as homemade candyfloss, toffee apple cake pops, warm scones and delicious sandwiches. Guests at this afternoon tea are sure to satisfy their sweet tooth.
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden WC2B 4BZ
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Chocolate Calzonification at Pizza Pilgrims
What could be better than combining two of the finer things in life: chocolate and pizza. At Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch, you can bring along your favourite chocolate bar and allow the chefs to ‘calzonify’ it. Your chocolate treat will be transformed before your eyes while it is wrapped in delicious dough and baked to create the ultimate chocolate-lover’s dream.
136 Shoreditch High Street E1 6JE