Taste Chocolate, the family-friendly event that showcases chocolate producers and artisans from Bristol and the South West, will return to the city’s in April 2017.
Taste Chocolate will take place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April to once again coincide with the Easter weekend and for 2017 the festival will move into Bristol’s first central five star hotel, the Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa.
Taking place in the hotel’s spectacular Sansovino Hall, the former banking hall of the Lloyds Bank building, Taste Chocolate will feature artisan chocolatiers, specialist food producers, cookery demonstrations and for 2017 new tasting experiences.
Visitors to the event can expect indulgent, beautifully crafted chocolates including speciality chocolates such as water ganache, raw, dairy and sugar free – as well as traditional hand made soft centres and truffles.
In addition, there will be many complimentary artisan treats including stunning cakes and patisserie, mouth-watering fudge, locally made beers, spirits and liqueurs and indulgent hot chocolate.
The festival will also celebrate Bristol’s fascinating chocolate heritage, which couldn’t be more apt for 2017 as the event will be taking place just a stone’s throw from JS Fry’s original shop in Small Street. This is where he first started selling chocolate in 1756, paving the way for the company to becoming one of Britain’s largest chocolate producers.
Last year’s event saw visitors not only get to sample and buy the products of some of the UK’s finest chocolatiers but also learn about Bristol’s long history with this delicious sweet food.
As well as the best chocolate-related products, the 2016 festival also saw indulgent pastries, cakes and, of course, easter eggs on sale.
There were also family activities, the chance to see some top skills from local chefs and street food. The 2017 is sure to bring plenty of the same – and more.
The festival website gives information on what you can to find at Taste Chocolate 2017.
Zara Narracott, Zara's Chocolates, North Street, Bristol
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