Find a new place to go, a new food to taste and anything else a food lover is looking for.
All my posts are not sponsored in any way. Everything written here is because I like a product and I've sampled it as well as having participated to an event.
We are officially started Chocolate Week, which it will be until Sunday the 15th. What is the best way to celebrate it ? But with an Afternoon Tea completely dedicated to chocolate. For my readers I went to sample the delicious and scrumptious Afternoon Tea at R Chocolate in Belgravia at 198Ebury Street London SW1W 8UN. It is worth a visit, also it is not on a very busy road so the ambient is very quiet.
You can recognise R Chocolate for its red canopy, tucked in this lovely street just round the corner with Sloane Square tube station. Inside, red upholstered banquettes, an old style wooden cupboard filled with items to buy like drinking chocolate or biscuits and more, a nice counter where you can see all the beautiful and excellent cakes and truffles to take away.
R Chocolate has got its fabulous Afternoon Tea with the option to add a glass of Champagne or French Sparkling Wine infused with chocolate as well as a nice selection of teas. Also it is possible to indulge in a special hot chocolate or any other hot drink. It is a nice stop where you can rest and try some great cakes.
But let's talk about the Afternoon Tea which I've enjoyed on a Sunday afternoon. The menu arrived in a small sheet of paper rolled and tied up with a red ribbon and I was in love already. The Raspberry trifle with raspberry jelly, custard, raspberry coulis and Chantilly cream that you can see on the tall glasses was delicate and sweet all right. Not bland and not too sweet. The Cherry Battenberg cake was heavenly. I wouldn't know what to pick as my favourite because everything was so incredibly nice and different. Scones were just out of the oven, either plain or with cacao nibs served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.
I've started tucking in choosing my first round of cakes and tea while my drink of choice has been the CIAB, namely French Sparkling Wine Infused with Chocolate and it was delicious, not strong just around 5% alcohol and, wanted to immerse myself in the whole chocolate experience I've decided to have Chocca-Roo-Brow which is a Chocolate flavoured Rooibos Tea. The cakes on my plate? A Strawberry and Champagne Mousse with Pistachio biscuit, a Lemon Drizzle cake, which is perfect to soak the sweetness of the other little cakes and then a 80% Grand Cru mousse with hazelnut biscuit and sea salt caramel centre. Utterly divine. My friend went for a glass of Champagne Baron deRothschild and green tea.
Don't leave R Chocolate without something to bring home. There is a selection of biscuits, different types of chocolates where organic beans and wild beans are used in all their recipes. Also check the elephant shaped truffles, a percentage of all sales from the Heritage Elephant Range are donated to the Elephant Family Charity. While you are at R Chocolate, enquiry about their Experiences, like Truffle Making or Sea Salt Caramel, or Patisserie and there is a Kids Experience as well. Another branch of R Chocolate is Richmond, 10 Paved Ct. TW9 1LZ. Check for more info at www.rchocolatelondon.co.uk