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Rococo Chocolate Weekend

Event Details

25th May 2017
29th May 2017
Chantal Coady OBE of ROCOCO Chocolates fame hosts a residential course about all things chocolate.
To get the price for this residential course, please select your room preference and the number of guests below.


Of all the events in 2017, Alexander is most excited about our collaboration with Chantal Coady OBE of ROCOCO Chocolates fame. We will be hosting her and the Rococo team here at Potentino. Chantal will be teaching you everything about making chocolate- from the raw cocoa beans to ganache-making.

There will be chocolate-infused meals (including breakfast) and workshops.

Guest chef Roberto Rossi of the Michelin-starred Il Silene will be concocting all sorts of delights in the Potentino kitchens for a special gala dinner.

Lots of love from the vines,

Alexander and Charlotte

Chantal Coady started Rococo Chocolates in 1983. Now in her fourth decade, four shops and five books later Chantal is still pioneering the movement for real chocolate, inspiring many through warm and inviting shops, delicately nuanced flavours and creative, beautiful packaging.

Amongst many other accolades, the Academy of Chocolate applauded Chantal and Rococo for ‘Changing the way People Think About Chocolate’.

One of her early customers was Joanne Harris and it is even rumoured that Chantal was an inspiration for her book Chocolat.

In 2014, after over 30 years in the business Chantal Coady was awarded an O.B.E. in the Queens Birthday Honours ‘For Services To Chocolate’.


Thursday, 25th May

Transfers arranged from Pisa Airport

Arrive at Potentino early Evening

Dinner cooked by the Potentino team with Rococo Ganaches

Friday, 26th May


10:00 Chocolate Meditation

Workshop 10:30-12:00

Theme: From Chocolate to Castle: in conversation with Chantal Coady- an in-depth chocolate tasting.

Ongoing project: From Bean to bar- making chocolate from the beginning

Lunch 13:00


Workshop 15:00 17:30

Theme: Sweet and savoury ganache making- Part 1 Foraging and the

making of infusions

Dinner 7pm

Chocolate Themed meal with Potentino wines paired with Rococo


Saturday, 27th May


Workshop 10:30- 12pm

Theme: Sweet and savoury ganache making- Part 2 Making the Ganaches


Pick and mix savoury chocolate pairings


Free Afternoon: Guests may use the time to visit local sites, walk in the valley or visit hot springs, or simply sit by the swimming pool with a good book.


Cooking with Chocolate in savoury dishes- help prepare the pasta and dinner.

Sunday 29th May


Chocolate Brunch

Workshop 14:00 to 16:30

Theme: Truffle rolling and chocolate tempering


Gala Chocolate Dinner with guest chef Robert Rossi of Il Silene 8pm

Monday 30th May

Guests depart after breakfast.


Double Room (Single) occupancy £1,400

Twin Room (Based on 2 people sharing) £1,300 per person

Double Room (based on 2 people sharing) £1,300 per person

Triple Suite (Based on 3 people Sharing) £1,200 per person

Fees Include:

• Full board including all wines and lodging at the castle for four nights

• Daily chocolate sessions and food workshops

• Airport transfers from and to Pisa Airport