The Chocolate Weekly 47 - 2014


Welcome to the new week. May it be as bright as the brightest Christmas lights over London and as tasty as the best Cacao Barry chocolate.

So what is new in the chocolate world this week?

The Chocolate Museum

Chocolate continues to play centre stage in all types of initiatives and projects. The most recent is the inauguration of a new and interesting Museum of Chocolate, located in the Belgian municipality of Koekelberg, very close to Brussels.

World Chocolate Masters (again)

Last time I was presenting the contestants for this year’s World Chocolate Masters. One of them is also the excellent Alistair Birt from the William Curley’s team. Have you ever seen him at work?

And yes, this lovely sculpture is made out of chocolate.

Advent Calendars

Looking for a lovely advent calendar to bring a smile to somebody’s heart? The Independent has done a research for you. Which one is your favorite?

Christmas preparations at the ME hotel

The head pastry chef at the ME hotel, Sarah Barber, is together with her team creating a “Christmas winter wonderland” which will be on display at the hotel from Tuesday 2nd of December. The entire display will be made of chocolate and will feature some very special magical surprises. The ME hotel will also launch their Christmas afternoon tea on Wednesday 19th.

New on the menu

Christmas spirit is coming also to the London restaurants. Can you guess what is on the picture bellow?

Pictured are lovely mince pie truffles. They are dark shell truffles with mince meat ganache, rolled in lemon shortbread crumb, explains Graham Hornigold. Curious to try them? They are available from today on at Yauatcha.

Work offers

Chotto Matte in Soho is looking for an ambitious, passionate, inspiring and inspired hard working pastry chef. Might it be you? More info here.

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