History of the chocolate! Choco-Story tells the story of the transformation of cocoa into chocolate. Experience the mystical lives of the Mayans and the Aztecs, who saw their chocolate drink as a drink from the gods. Discover how the Spanish came across this drink which at first they found unpalatable, but later thirst-quenching. Follow the success that the sweet chocolate drink found in the royal courts of Spain, France and later on throughout the whole of Europe. Learn about the process of making chocolate and why Belgian chocolate is so delicious
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<p> <strong>Spumante Extra Dry Perlapp Organic White.</strong> Pale straw yellow fruity with flavour of green apple and field flowers harmonic taste of green apple, persistent body, smooth and semi-sweet. Serve it chilled. Excellent as aperitif in summertime, with finger food, fish dishes and cheese. </p> </p><strong>Spumante Extra Dry Perlapp Organic Rose</strong> from Veneto is a blend of merlot and sangiovese. Today Perlage is recognized worldwide as one of the first Italian organic prosecco wineries. The Nardi family continues to produce the finest Prosecco Valdobbiadene using both tradition and innovation. Alcohol is 10.5%. </p> <p>Today Perlage is recognized worldwide as one of the first Italian organic prosecco wineries. The Nardi family continues to produce the finest Prosecco Valdobbiadene using both tradition and innovation. Alcohol is 10.5%. </p>
Sit alongside the tiger’s enclosure with nothing but a plane of glass separating you from these mighty felines with this Afternoon Tea with the Tigers experience.This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, taking in the beauty of the big cats who live at Paradise Wildlife Park. You will be welcomed by a member of our Big Cat team who will escort you on a fascinating tour of the Big Cat Territory enclosure. You will get amazing up close views of these magnificent creatures including the African Lions, White Lions, Tigers, Snow Leopards, Jaguars and Cheetahs. On arrival at Paradise Wildlife Park you will receive a welcome pack with information all about Paradise Wildlife Park and then you are free to explore the park at your own leisure.Your Tiger Tea Tour will begin at 2.30pm in the Discovery Centre where you will be escorted to the Animal Park and taken on a tour of the Big Cat Territory.You will then move on to the Tiger Treetops, a fantastic raised platform overlooking the Tigers for a relaxing afternoon tea, which includes a selection of tasty sandwiches, as well as an assortment of delicious cakes, scones served with preserves and cream and biscuits with tea, coffee, juice and water to wash it all down. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture your new friends on film.
This 3 month spice box subscription from The Spicery is an excellent gift for the foodie in your life who loves experimenting with delicious dishes which really pack a punch of exotic flavour.Each month, cook amazing food from around the world with the most fragrant and flavoursome spices, all carefully selected, freshly ground, expertly blended and delivered straight to the door in a letterbox friendly package. Monthly boxes include a spice kit containing a selection of 8 different spices - designed to make two mouth-watering meals for two people. Also, included in the box is an easy-to-follow recipe card to help make authentic worldwide dishes. Typical recipes might include anything from a Jamaican Coconut Curry to a Moroccan Pastilla or even a Murgh Makhani. In each spice box an additional spice bag will be added, which will make either a side dish or a tasty treat.
Do you love wining and dining but find yourself bored of eating at the same old restaurants? Then this experience is for you. We have got some of the UK's most unusual, novel and quirky restaurants and dining experiences, be it the location, the building, the food, the entertainment or all four. Here's a taste of what's included: a fantastic jazz evening, relax and be entertained with a lovely meal and wine; perhaps you may prefer to take a brewery tour and then sit back with a beer and a four course meal in the brewery; or enjoy a relaxing day out at one of England leading vineyards with a two-course lunch and coffee.No matter what tickles your fancy there's something for everyone. This dining experience and package varies from location to location but generally consists of a three course meal with wine. Please enquire when booking.Please note at the Jazz café Reading, the minimum age is 25.
This is a great opportunity for you to learn new cookery skills from an expert. You could be taught by Valentina Harris who is a bright and passionate authority on Italian food and has written many books on the subject. The other chefs include Franck Pontais who has appeared on Ready Steady Cook and in regular broadcasts on BBC Radio; Tiffany Goodall who demonstrates at regional and national events and Martin Blunos who has held two Michelin stars for more than fifteen years. Martin's cooking attracts journalists of leading food publications from all around the globe and he appears frequently on television and radio including Saturday Kitchen. Your half day will consist of: -*Health and safety briefing*Hygiene brief*Wash hands, put on aprons and hats*Chef will introduce themselves and explain what they are cooking*Cooking starts, everyone will prepare their food and discuss the flavours of the dishes. Themes vary but could include BBQ; Easy Entertaining; Cooking for Two; Italian; Chocolate; Desserts.*Start eating the courses of the day*Wind down and clean up*General discussion of the day, questions answeredIf you would like to know which chef will be teaching you, we recommend you enquire at the time of booking, as the chefs may vary occasionally from those mentioned above.
Spend an indulgent afternoon together enjoying a royal afternoon tea in Armathwaite Hall. Visit this luxurious Lake District hotel magnificently set in 400 acres of deer park and woodland, bordered by the beauty of Bassenthwaite Lake and framed by the dramatic Skiddaw mountain and Lake District fells. It is as romantic as the surrounding countryside, whatever the season. Relax in style, perhaps after a day of discovering the Lake District, or even after divulging in the many other leisure activities available in and around Armathwaite Hall Country House Hotel and Spa. Your Royal Afternoon Tea will consist of homemade sandwiches, fruit, a plain or cheese scone with jam and clotted cream, a selection of cream cakes, tray bakes and homemade biscuits, along with a refreshing panna cotta. All of this will be accompanied by a pot of tea of coffee, a glass of Jon Pierre Marniquet Champagne and a large bottle of mineral water. Special diets can be catered for with prior notice required.You can dine in either the conservatory while taking in the magnificent views across Lake Bassenthwaite, or you can chose to relax in front of the real log fire in the hall lounge.
Treat the special cocoa loving chocoholic in your life to a wonderfully unique chocolate making experience that is guaranteed to make them drool with excitement. This is a half-day cooking course with pure chocolate indulgence, creating some mouth-watering delights which are scrumptiously sophisticated yet incredibly easy to make. Upon arrival, guests are warmly welcomed with tea and coffee refreshments and provided with aprons for the cooking session ahead. Expect to make some seriously delicious desserts - including the delectable chocolate and brandy truffle torte, a striped chocolate cheesecake, a chocolate pear pudding and some yummy chocolate cookies. And if that isn’t enough to send your taste buds into overdrive, as an added gesture, guests will receive some tempting savoury canapes throughout the day. All guests will be given a recipe portfolio of all the chocolate recipes made on the day so they can continue to make their favourite new chocolate dishes at home and impress their friends.
<p> Spoil yourself to 12 bottles of quality wine, including Rioja, Rose and Chardonnay, something for everyone!</p> <p>Details; <ul class="bulletList"> <li>3 x Valdegastea Joven from Rioja DO Tempranillo from Rioja DO is 100% tempranillo. The winery is located near La Grajera, outside of Logroño. The wine has a rich dark-cherry-garnet color with violet glints that show off the youth and freshness. There are wild blackcurrants and violet floral aromas on the nose. A creaminess covers the mid palate and the lactic notes add roundness to the youthful tannins. The fleshy generosity of fruit and body contribute to a medium finish. <li> <li>3 x Puerta de la Majestad Rosado from Cigales DO. Popularity of Cigales rosado is gaining steam thanks to the aperitif quality of their wines. They are fresh with intense red fruit (think strawberry and raspberry) aromas, crisp acidity and superb mouthfeel. The bright watermelon fruit pulp color will leave you with summer on the mind. The Majestad does not disappoint. Round fruit pair beautifully with fish, seafood, or any of our mixed cheeses or macona almonds. <li> <li>3 x Mitarte Blanco Viura Fermentado en Barrica from Rioja DO, barrel-aged white, bright, clean yellow. Aromatic and intense with notes of white flowers and tropical fruit. Creamy taste with hints of well integrated fresh herbs. Delicious and refreshing. <li> <li>3 x Chardonnay Veneto IGT. White wine with a straw-yellow colour and citrine hints, the fragrance is typically floreal and fine while the palate is tasty, harmonious and persistent. Serving suggestions: Perfect with first courses in general and second courses of white meat or fish-based courses. Serving temperature: 9-11C. This won the Silver medal at International wine Challenge Catavinum...
Step into a world of pure imagination with this Willy Wonka themed afternoon tea, choc-full of incredible edibles and decadent delights. There’s also candy-floss wands, top hats, sparkles and lashings of sweetness. Fantastical treats and goodies conjured up to dazzle your senses include finger sandwiches, Charlie Bucket chocolate fancies, Augustus Gloop choccie lollies, Violet Beauregarde macaroons, fluffy scones with jam and clotted cream and chocolate coated marshmallows and strawberries. You will also enjoy a refreshingly fab cocktail such as Fizzy Lifting Punch or River of Chocolate.This is the perfect way to spend your afternoon with girlie friends, someone special or ideal as a gift with a twist. Upon arrival you will be greeted by staff who will seat you and bring out your themed afternoon tea.
<p> If there ever were a party in a bottle, you may well find it in prosecco. It is easy to explain the steep rise in the popularity of the sparkling beverage: fine bubbles and a fresh fruity aromatic. </p> <p>A 'pretty in pink' organic ros and two extra dry proseccos with a touch of residual sugar give a good taste of what's possible in this winemaking region. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://sanjamon.co.uk/spumante-extra-dry-perlapp-organic-rose">Spumante Extra Dry Perlapp Organic Rose</a></strong> is a merlot and sangiovese blend of organic grapes from Italy. It has pink, cherry colour. Its flavour is fruity, fine and delicate. It is dry and very harmonious with a tannic finish. Certified organic grapes. </p> <p><strong><a href="https://sanjamon.co.uk/corte-delle-calli-prosecco-doc-treviso-extra-dry">Corte Delle Calli Prosecco Doc Treviso Extra Dry.</strong></a> The wine pours a bright straw yellow colour, with some greenish hints; the nose is pleasant and fruity, with good intensity. It has a fresh flavour, and to the palate the wine is pleasant and harmonious. An ideal appetitive. Alcohol is 11%.</p> <p><strong><a hef="https://sanjamon.co.uk/mionetto-prestige-prosecco-doc-treviso-extra-dry">Mionetto Prestige Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry</strong></a>, an award winning bottle from the glera grape has a lovely fruity and floral nose and palate with notes of honey, acacia and apricot. Smooth, yet dry on the palate.</p>