Chocolate Extravaganza at The Royal Garden Hotel

Last night saw 15 very excited children of all ages, learning about chocolate, how to decorate Easter Eggs, and prepare truffles (elegantly) as presents to mothers for Mother’s Day.  Chefs Steve, Nick and Tracy took turns to explain how everything was done, the importance of heat, how to make chocolate cigarettes, fancy flower designs and the purpose of ‘temporing’.  Having indulged in a very chocolate-y milk shake and with their newly acquired skills they donned special (tiny) Royal Garden ‘Chef for the Day’ aprons and set to.  The results were mixed.  However, it is only fair to say every child tried very hard and each was delighted with their (varying) results.  Chocolate was everywhere and a good deal was eaten.  Decorated eggs were then carefully placed in large bags and truffles (sets of 12) were delicately placed in gold presentation boxes (complete with chocolate handprints) for Sunday.  The children then moved on to the main dining room to experience (more) chocolate, beautifully presented by the waitering staff.  The other diners in the restaurant looked rather bemused at a formal table of 15 whose vocal abilities had suddenly declined into muted silence, appreciating yet more chcolate with no mums saying ‘that’s enough now, no more’.

Images and copyright:  Lucy M Elliott/Lucy Elliott Photography

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