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Rococo Chocolate Weekend

Event Details

27th September 2018
-
1st October 2018
Chantal Coady OBE of ROCOCO Chocolates fame hosts a residential course about all things chocolate.

Reservation

from

€ 1475.00

per person

25% Deposit due at time of booking.

Guests
To get the price for this residential course, please select your room preference and the number of guests below.

Description

We love our collaboration with Chantal Coady OBE of ROCOCO Chocolates fame. We will be hosting her and the Rococo team here at Potentino again in 2018. 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’.



Programme



Thursday

Transfers arranged from Pisa Airport

Arrive at Potentino early Evening

Dinner cooked by the Potentino team with Rococo Ganaches



Friday

Morning

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



Afternoon

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

chocolates



Saturday

Morning

Workshop 10:30- 12pm

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



Lunch

Pick and mix savoury chocolate pairings



Afternoon

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.



Dinner

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



Sunday

Morning

Chocolate Brunch



Workshop 14:00 to 16:30

Theme: Truffle rolling and chocolate tempering



Dinner

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



Monday

Guests depart after breakfast.



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


Prices (per Person)

Ensuite (Single Occupancy) €1800 Double Room with private external bathroom (Single Occupancy) €1700 Ensuite (Based on two people sharing) €1600 Double Room with private external bathroom (Based on two people sharing) €1525 Twin Room with private external bathroom (Based on two people sharing) €1525 Triple Ensuite (Based on three people sharing) €1525


Booking and Payment

To Book please email alexander.greene@potentino.com or book via our website.
25% Payment is due on booking with the rest due 14 days before the course. Payment can either be made via bank transfer or via credit card.


Questions

If you have any questions before you book, do not hesitate to email us alexander.greene@potentino.com or telephone us on +390564950643.