Cocoa with a kick: Celebrate National Chocolate Week with one sweet menu
Chocolate… it’s one of those foods most of us just can’t live without. With National Chocolate Week coming up soon (10-16 October 2016), what better excuse than to delight your sweet tooth with some of the finest cocoa treats.
For those who like their chocolate with a bit of a kick, acclaimed London restaurant The Cinnamon Club is devising a special menu to mark NCW. The Westminster eaterie’s Executive Chef Vivek Singh has teamed up with master chocolatier Paul A Young to create a taste adventure. Three unique chocolates represent a starter, main and dessert. To start, bite into the Lime Pickle Caramel with single origin 64% Madagascan dark chocolate, sea salted caramel, The Cinnamon Club’s lime pickle and a gold leaf flourish. Moving on, the Cumin & Almond Truffle features bitter 66% Grand Cru dark chocolate, sweet almond puree, cumin, coriander seed and is coated with toasted naan crumbs. And to finish, the Paan Truffle includes paan, tobacco, rose petal preserve, condensed milk, peppermint and white chocolate with rose petals. For those with a bigger choco-tite, there will also be a limited-edition dessert of dark chocolate paan and caramel muri bar served with carrot halwa and clover ice cream.
This special menu will be available at the Indian fine dining destination from 10-30 October 2016. Guests who order the Chocolate Week dessert will also be given three Paul A Young truffles to take home.
Meanwhile, Vivek and Paul will also be presenting a collaborative demonstration at The Chocolate Show at Kensington Olympia on 14 October at 5pm. The three-day event will feature talks, demonstrations and interactive workshops from acclaimed chocolatiers and chefs.
- The Cinnamon Club, Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, Westminster, SW1P 3BU. Nearest station: St James, Victoria or Westminster. For more information, visit the Cinnamon Club website or tel: 020 7222 2555.
For a guide to what else is on in London in October, click here.