Chocolate Dinner with Hardy’s, Quinta Noval & Brown Brothers

Our Chocolate Week dinner at Hardy’s Brasserie in Marylebone on Monday sold out days in advance with people being turned away at the door. I’m not one to turn down a chocolate dinner opportunity though and booked early, so am perfectly placed to make you jealous fill you in on the results of the chocolate tasting.

The team at Hardy’s were charming and the food delicious. It would have been a lovely evening as it was, but afterwards we were treated to a bonus chocolate and wine pairing!

After dinner, staff bought out 4 wine and a port alongside a plate with 6 different chocolates. Rococo’s founder, Chantal Coady, talked us through their suggested combinations but encouraged us to try the wines with different chocolates and write down our thoughts. Head chocolatier Laurent was around too, talking to everybody about his incredible ganaches. At the moment we can only sell the ganaches in our shops and not online, but if you haven’t tried one yet they are well worth the trip!

Chocolates:

Sea Salt 37% Milk Chocolate Wafer

Dark ganache made with Grenada 71% chocolate

Milk chocolate fig & walnut ganache

Dark chocolate orange & geranium wafer

Dark chocolate violet wafer

White chocolate with cardamom Artisan bar.

Our wine tasting was generously supported by Quinta Noval and Brown Brothers, so huge thanks are due to them for helping us have such an enjoyable evening.

Wines:

Quinta Noval 10YO Tawny Port

Brown Brothers Zibibbo Rosa

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora

Samur Blanc 2009

Galets Rouge Esterzagues 2008 S Rhone

Be first to comment

Leave a Reply