Huzzah! National Chocolate Week is in full swing (not that Haute Living HQ needs any excuse to indulge in the sweet stuff). To celebrate the occasion, we’ve rounded up the hautest spots to score your cocoa fix…
The Doisy & Dam superfood chocolate pot at Fish Market
Fish Market, located near Liverpool Street, is 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. Mmmm. Priced at £7, the chocolate pot is available on the Fish Market menu throughout Chocolate Week.
Four course chocolate menu at Coq d’Argent
Priced at £42, Coq d’Argent will be serving a sumptuous four 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. For the full low-down, click here
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 opened earlier this this month in the heart of Bankside and boasts 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 is served with vanilla ice cream and costs £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 – the perfect way to celebrate this year’s Chocolate Week.
‘Death by Chocolate’ at Bluebird
Chelsea favourite Bluebird is offering a special ‘Death by Chocolate’ cocktail, available from now until the 18 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 sorbey.