Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a most gorgeous event at the renowned chocolate company, Rococo Chocolates in London. Organised by Achica, the Luxury Home and Lifestyle store this promised to be a morning I would definitely enjoy!
Rococo Chocolates was founded 30 years ago by Chantal Coady who opened her first shop on the Kings Road. Her love of chocolate and design was combined to create the ultimate chocolate fantasy world and this is exactly what you get when you walk into her shops. All of your senses are touched in some way.
Our morning began with Chocolatier Julia, taking us on a chocolate journey, from the Cacao fruit development through to the harvesting and fermenting processes. We nibbled on cocoa nibs, and rubbed deliciously creamy cocoa butter over our hands. Rococo chocolates owns an organic cocoa farm in Grenada along with the Grenada Chocolate Factory and this is where all of its cocoa is sourced.
Next, it was onto the fun bit; Easter Egg decorating down in the Rococo workshop. Rococo runs regular chocolate themed workshops throughout the month so if you fancy something like take a look at their events calendar.
With two Eggs each to decorate and not a lot of time the race was on! With Red Ted Art, master craftswoman in the room, the pressure was on too!
So as you can see it was hard, messy work! With piping bags and bowls of runny chocolate, pots of glitter, decorative balls and transfers we set to work creating our masterpieces. Even the guys from Achica had a go! It was great fun, and over too soon; Julia was glueing the eggs together before we knew it.
Once glued and secured it was time to wrap them:
So what did mine look like? Well I’ll save them for the girls for Easter and hopefully they’ll like them:
Not quite as good as the professionals but I’m sure they’ll taste delicious!
We finished with a little ganache chocolate tasting, really putting our senses to the test trying to identify flavours. To those of us who just like to eat chocolate without giving it much thought, this was quite tricky.
And so our morning of chocolate tasting and egg decorating with Rococo had come to end. Time to catch the train and head home. And by some miracle, the eggs made it home in one piece too!
Thank you to Achica for the invitation and to Rococo Chocolates in Belgravia for being such wonderful hosts.