53 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Chocolate cravings fulfilled
Thanks to Sarah Entwistle of Entwistle Public Relations for inviting me as a guest to try the Lindt Chocolate Creation Class ($110 per person). The class is led by the very knowledgeable Lindt Maître Chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler who takes everyone on a chocolate journey of discovery. We learnt how chocolate is made and how to appreciate the characteristics of what makes quality chocolate. There was plenty of samples to taste including the New Excellence Passion Fruit Intense chocolate which I enjoyed and it wasn't long before sugar overload was maxing out. This class was definitely for lovers of chocolate. Everyone got to make and decorate their own chocolate blocks as well as fill half a dozen premade macaron shells with their favourite fillings to take home. If you're intending on doing the class then I'd suggest having a light dinner beforehand otherwise chocolate will pretty much become your dinner for the night.
PROS: Chocolate lovers will very much enjoy, Fun and creative activities of customising your own block of chocolate and macarons to take home, Goodie bag at the end of the class, Education on how chocolate is made, Relaxed paced class which was enjoyable
CONS: Sugar overload inevitable, No savoury nibbles provided, Need to eat some dinner beforehand otherwise chocolate becomes your dinner
MUST TRY: The other Excellence Intense flavours one day
Lindt Maître Chocolatier Thomas Schnetzler
Apron provided to protect your clothes
Mini chocolate milkshake starter — yum!
Moulding and customising your chocolate block
Toppings for customising your chocolate block
How cool does mine look :-) — can't wait to try.
The process of making chocolate from cacao beans
70% Dark Chocolate sample
Chocolate mousse sample
New Excellence Passion Fruit Intense chocolate
WORTH TRYING :-)
Milk chocolate sample — very smooth
Customising your macaron filling — take home pack of six
I made a raspberry version (left) and coconut version (right)
Friendly service staff helping out
Hazelnut Chocolate — like Nutella and just as delicious!
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Ice cream samples — was a little frozen so hard to appreciate the flavours
Take how goodie bag