Christmas 2011 London Chocolate Festival at Southbank Centre

The Chocolate Festival is coming…it must be Christmas!
Friday 9th – Sunday 11th December
FREE admission – 11am – 8pm (6pm on Sunday)

Southbank Centre will once again host the Chocolate Festival for the annual Christmas celebration Friday – Sunday, 9 – 11 December 2011. It is an ideal opportunity to learn about and discover the truly wonderful goodness of artisan fine chocolates as well as having the chance to justify complete indulgence.  And do not forget you can get your hands on some irresistible presents for Christmas. Just remember to treat yourself as well so it will not be so hard parting with the gifts.

Chocolate for very many people  is a passion and one that deserves to be enjoyed and Christmas is a great time to enjoy and celebrate chocolate and pass it around to all your loved ones. This is a great way to spend the day with friends and family to learn all about chocolate and more, even things you would never see in your local supermarket or newsagent.

The winner of the Great British Bake Off presented by BBC 2, Edd Kimber, will be the official ambassador of the Christmas Chocolate Festival and has this he wants to say about this year’s festival:

“I am absolutely thrilled to be representing this very exciting food event. Its fantastic to be working alongside such inspirational Master Chocolatiers who are so passionate and creative in everything they do. What makes The Chocolate Festival so special is that the organisers are equally as passionate and are creating a truly brilliant event that absolutely everyone can enjoy.”

As always, chefs and chocolatiers demonstrations, as well as tutored tastings will take place in the Chocolate Cookery Theatre coordinated by renowned Chef and culinary Expert Valentina Harris. (Full timetable of events will be updated on the website). So come and be inspired and meet the people who are revolutionising the way we view and enjoy chocolate as they share their passions for creating the finest chocolates with the flavours that will send your tastebuds to places they have never been before.

And of course there will be dozens of stalls showcasing chocolate and chocolate products, such as hot chocolate, chocolate cakes, chocolate fudge, crepes with chocolate, churros with chocolate, chocolate pretzels, chocolate cocktails, a chocolate fountain, chocolate making kits and even chocolate savoury food!

The festival’s shiny new website will soon be regularly updated with interactive features, recipes, chocolate facts and competitions, as well as information about the festival itself – so make sure you log on and get involved with the chocolate movement now.

Southbank Centre has a range of special festive events and concerts on offer, including many free events, making it a great day out for all the family this Christmas.

So put the date in your diary, log on to the website and indulge!