Chocolate hotel room at the Cavendish

What better Easter post than to write about a chocolate hotel room?

The folks at the Cavendish Hotel decided it would make a fun promotion to create a chocolate hotel room, with one lucky couple getting to sleep in the room and gorge themselves on as much chocolate as they could eat.

I love it when businesses do something creative like that, especially as they teamed up with students from Westminster Kingsway college, who created the decor out of 100kg of Callebaut chocolate.

I’ll share a few pictures, but one thing this post can’t get across was the heavenly smell…

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Chocolate headboard & chocolate-strewn bed

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Chocolate tea set

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And my favourite – chocolate toothpaste.  A dentist’s nightmare!

I also had lunch at Petrichor, the hotel’s restaurant.  After visiting I learned “petrichor” means “the smell of rain on dry earth”.  I love learning new words, and that is an especially beautiful one.  The food was equally gorgeous:

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Vegetarian haggis croquette, with mushroom purée.  This was the winner, honestly.  The best and most original vegetarian option I have seen in some time.

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Breaded plaice was crispy and delicious.

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My main of trout was also very good (but I’m still dreaming of the haggis).

It should be noted that the restaurant has three stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which is really quite an achievement.  The Cavendish is on Jermyn Street behind Fortnum and Mason, and I think it would be a really good place to take visitors for lunch or pre-theatre.  The best of British – and great value at £19.50 for three courses.

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