October 24th-26th – 2015 February 27th – 29th – March 27th – 29th – June 26th-28th
Our laughter-filled Chocolate Weekends are the ultimate break for chocolate lovers. Whether you want to mark an anniversary, celebrate a birthday or simply indulge in chocolate to your heart’s content, we have it all wrapped up. Included in the package is a two night stay in a cosy chocolate themed room, delicious daily chocolate and even chocolate pancakes for breakfast if you so desire.
The weekend will begin with a special welcome party with a free glass of bubbly. Over the next two days, you’ll learn about the fascinating history of chocolate and the production process from bean to bar, take part in a tasting of exquisite chocolates from around the world and learn how to pair chocolate with wine. There’s even a chocolate portrait painting session, where you can immortalise yourself in milk, white and dark chocolate.
Discover too the art of tempering chocolate and Belgian chocolate truffle making and whisk up 30-40 truffles of your own before learning how to package them beautifully. We’ll also show you how moulded chocolates are made (demo only). Later, you can relax with a delicious ‘choctail’ or two in our cosy Chocolate Bar (£9.00 per choctail).
Check in to the Chocolate Boutique Hotel
19:00 to 20:00
Welcome party. Meet your fellow chocoholics over a glass of bubbly!
Free time to explore the delights of Bournemouths beach, thriving restaurants, bars & nightlife!
08:00 to 09:30
Breakfast is served – chocolate pancakes are every chocolate lovers ideal start to the day!
11:00 to 13:30
The first tantalising chocolate workshop begins and you will be welcomed by international master chocolatier Gerry Wilton! During the 2.5 hour session, Gerry will give you an informative, detailed history of chocolate, provide you with different chocolates to taste and also guide you through the indulgent process of matching chocolate with wine!
The session concludes with Chocolate Portrait Painting, allowing you to immortalise yourself using milk, dark and white chocolate, resulting in a tasty framed masterpiece.
13:30 to 18:30
The afternoon is yours to grab some lunch (we can recommend) and then enjoy the afternoon shopping in Bournemouth or walking along the beach.
Our Chocolate Bar will be open to serve up delicious hand-made chocolate cocktails, or ‘Choctails’ as we like to call them! Our Chocolate Bar is also home to the incredible Kis Cocktail machine – making fresh cocktails in matter of seconds - as well as a variety of beers, wines and spirits.
08:30 to 10:00
Breakfast is served – more chocolate pancakes anyone?! No…? Don’t worry, a Full English is available too!
11:00 to 13:00
The second chocolate workshop of the weekend will commence. Using step-by-step demonstrations our chocolatier will teach you how to make superb Belgian Chocolate Truffles! You will produce an amazing 30 to 40 truffles each, and we will show you how to beautifully package them. You will be amazed how professional your chocolates look – good enough to sell!!
Also included is a chocolate demonstration on how to make Chocolate Moulded Shapes.
Standard room – £259 per person (based on 2 sharing)
Deluxe Double – £289 per person ( based on 2 sharing)
Suite ( 2 only) – £325 per person ( based on 2 sharing)
Please call us on 01202 556857 to check availability and make a booking.
Please note that the order of events above may change but all aspects will be delivered as per above.