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Yay! Almost Festival Time :)

Filed in Blog, Event Details by on 15th August 2012 0 Comments • views: 1614

We get so excited and chaotic when we get to the middle of August as we prepare for the Wirral and Liverpool Food and Drink Festivals. They really are brilliant and a “must see” for anyone passionate about food. Both festivals offer an amazing array of food producers as well as interesting and unique demonstrations from respected chefs. This year the Liverpool Food Festival is also  hosting a Chocolate Garden which is really exciting!! The Wirral Food and Drink Festival has “The Good Life” tent – can’t wait to see it.

Personally if we weren’t attending with our chocolates anyway, I would go to both – they are both themed around food but very different!

Better get cracking with our production for these!

The dates to save in your diaries are:

Wirral Food and Drink Festival – 26th and 27th August

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival  – 1st and 2nd September

We have two tickets for the Wirral Food and Drink and two tickets for the Liverpool Food and Drink up for grabs this month and it’s so easy to win them.
All you have to do is design a truffle. Weren’t we all amazed and impressed with the TeamGB this year?! So, in celebration of the amazing medals and sucesses of TeamGB, what truffle would you design for them?

The more creative the better and if your ideas special enough we may even create it for the festivals to sell!

Submit entries via facebook on our wall or by tweeting your idea to @ChocolateCellar with #olympictruffle
Closing date midday Thursday 23rd August 2012.

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Having fun with workshops!

Filed in Blog, Event Details by on 29th January 2012 0 Comments • views: 1574

Well it’s now been just over four weeks since we left our Hanover Street premises and became “mobile”.

We’ve had great media coverage and this has helped to get the message out there that we are not closing down the business, but we have just decided to move away from the shop.

We have been busy delivering our dabble and creative workshops – some have been public ones and others have been private hen parties or private corporate events.

It is great working with groups on chocolate making, and it is brilliant when people see how much they can actually do for themselves with chocolate.

Being mobile has presented some interesting challenges, but overall the experience has been fantastic. Leaf Tea Bar on Bold Street is a lovely contemporary setting and is lively and fun. We work upstairs and feedback has been fantastic.

Claremont Farm on the Wirral is a very different setting. Very open with lovely views and a delightful kitchen which always pleases our chocolatier students.

We had our first experience at The Brink on Parr St yesterday and it was great to have a secret room just to ourselves but also have access to the lovely food and drink from the cafe. If you haven’t been do go and try it. The hummus was lovely!

It is an honour to work with these lovely partners and all of them offer many many other activities, so I would urge you to check out their websites.

We are soon to introduce an online booking system which will enable people to book themselves on to workshops and events.

Our next very busy week  is 11th to 18th February when we are participating in a number of markets, holding a valentines day evening workshop, and running children’s workshops!

Really looking forward to it all.

Hoping to see many of our regulars at one of our forthcoming events.

 

 

Events!!

Filed in Event Details by on 20th August 2009 0 Comments • views: 1257

I love all the events that are coming up.

The Wirral Food and Drink Festival is a particular favourite of mine as it is near home, the setting is amazing, particularly in the courtyard and the team running it are all absolutely fabulous. The atmosphere is wonderful … for the past 3 years they’ve even managed to get the weather right! (Well almost!) If there is only one event you go to all year, make it this one! We will be launching our Chocolate Tasting Club here!

Last year was the first “opening event” for Liverpool Food and Drink Festival … very different in style to the Wirral, but equally fantastic. The organisation was fabulous and I felt very safe taking along my two little ones. The Festival opens with an event at Sefton Park and then restaurants (and chocolateries) hold special events through the week – we have a cheese, chocolate and wine tasting on the Monday and a chocolate tasting on the Tuesday. The week closes with Feast on Hope Street!

For me these events are an eye opener as I see all the amazing foods that are available to us! I always come away with bag fulls of food and brilliant ideas … it is so different buying food from a producer! Their passion for their food is always so intense and they can tell you so much about their food that you would probably never know if you only stuck to supermarkets.

Can you tell I’m getting excited?! Anyway I hope this year will be fabulous again and look forward to seeing both old and new visitors. Enjoy!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS ….

Filed in Event Details by on 4th August 2009 0 Comments • views: 1177

Wirral Farmers Market – This Saturday ….. 8th Augut 9am onwards

Wirral Food and Drink Festival – Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August

Our next Chocolate Half Day Workshop -Saturday 5th September 1pm onwards

Wirral Farmers Market -12th September 9am onwards (2nd Saturday of every month)

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Launch Day – Sunday 13th September

Liverpool Food and Drink Festival Week – 14th – 20th September

Hope Street “Feast” – 20th September

Chocolate Workshop Details

Filed in Event Details by on 22nd July 2009 0 Comments • views: 1658

WORKSHOPS

The Chocolate Cellar offers a range of workshops. The workshops are taught by Award Winning Chocolatier, Bala Croman.

Balas passion for chocolate is totally infectious and all who have attended have come away inspired and enthralled by the art of chocolate making.

Sessions are run at The Chocolate Cellar in Liverpool City Centre and at Claremont Kitchens on the Wirral.

Workshops can be arranged for groups on mutually agreeable dates or for individuals on pre-arranged dates.

Our workshops are popular for corporate events, birthday parties, hen /stag parties and special individual treats.

All items created during the workshop are packaged and taken home by participants.

Call now to book your place on 0151 200 2202 or e-mail bala@thechocolatecellar.co.uk

Dabble 2 hours 20/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Demonstration on chocolate tempering

Practical session:

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

Creative Half day 35/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Chocolate Tasting Techniques

Demonstration on chocolate tempering and using moulds

Practical session

tempering chocolate

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

using chocolate moulds

Chocoholic Full day 85/head

Talk on chocolate and chocolate making

Chocolate Tasting Techniques

Demonstration on chocolate tempering and using moulds

Chocolate pairings for truffle making

Practical session

chocolate tasting

tempering chocolate

making your own chocolate pieces (lollies, discs, decorative pieces)

using chocolate moulds

creating truffles

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Children’s Parties views: 87

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