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Edible Section 3: It’s National Chocolate Week!

Most people on a Monday will aim to set up the week with a healthy start by going to the gym and drinking nettle juice, before getting to Wednesdays when they accidentally neck a bottle of red wine in the pub and eat an entire Victoria Sponge in a drunken state.

But this week, you probably shouldn’t bother because it’s officially National Chocolate Week from Oct 14-20th. Think fashion week for cocoa! So with this in mind here are Planet Notion’s top places for you to indulge in London and across the country:

K West Hotel & Spa, Shepherds Bush
The hotel will be offering guests the ultimate choco-therapy in its K Spa, with a Divine Chocolate Day Package which includes a 60-minute a Germaine de Capuccini Chocolate Body Wrap that induces the production of happy endorphins. Not to mention leaving you smelling Divine!

Le Salon Du Chocolat, Olympia
Salon du Chocolat, the world’s largest chocolate show is coming to from the 18th-20th October at National Hall, Olympia – the highlight of which will be the Salon’s world famous chocolate fashion show with stunning couture outfits made and inspired by chocolate, designed by the countries top chocolatiers and some of the UK’s most exciting fashion designers

Chocolate tastings at John Lewis store throughout Chocolate Week.
Every day across all John Lewis stores, customers can sample ‘Chocolate of the Day’, including House of Dorchester, Prestat and Charbonnel et Walker.

Pizza Pilgrims Margarita Truffle with Paul A Young, Soho
Yes, an actual Pizza Truffle. Sounds insane. Made from 62% Madagascan Menakao chocolate, the ganache is created with plum tomatoes, basil leaves, olive oil and sea salt – all the same ingredients as Pizza Pilgrims use – and coated in chocolate and then crumbs made from Pizza Pilgrims renowned Neapolitan pizza bases. The Pizza Pilgrims Margherita truffle will be available from all three Paul a Young stores and to everyone who purchases a margherita at the Pizza Pilgrims pizzeria during Chocolate Week.

The Talbot Hotel, Malton Yorkshire
Visitors to celebrity Chef James Martin’s restaurant at the Talbot Hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire, can sample a special dessert made from 70% Divine Dark Chocolate and Divine Cocoa and served with a delicious pistachio cream and yogurt sorbet (photo above).

The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge
Diners at The Trout Inn at Tadpole Bridge can indulge in a Divine chocolate feast, from Head Chef Pascal Clavaud with highlights from the menu including: Roasted Suckling Pig with Port and Chocolate Sauce and a Platter of Chocolate Puddings, including Chocolate and Chestnut Sponge Pudding, Chocolate and Rum Tart, and Chocolate Mint Iced Truffle with Salted Caramel Brittle.

Raithwaite Estate, North Yorkshire
Guests at the Raithwaite Estate in North Yorkshire can indulge in a Divine Chocolate Sundae Cocktail. The extravagant dessert-cocktail is a blend of Hazelnut Liquor, Baileys, Divine Chocolate and Stolichnaya Vanil Vodka.

Lancaster London (www.lancasterlondon.com)
The Lancaster London, which has stunning views over Hyde Park, is offering a special chocolate menu for diners, featuring new chocolate desserts, as well as a Divine Chocolate Afternoon Tea.

- Gurdeep Loyal

Check out www.chocolateweek.co.uk and www.divinechocolate.com/uk/chocolate-week for loads more events this week.

www.talbotmalton.co.uk

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