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Chocolatier Experience Chocolate making experience day, including two course lunch

Visit Hestercombe Gardens for a unique experience for chocolate lovers.

The Chocolatier Experience will be hosted by Paul Ruttledge, Hestercombe's Patissier, whose experience includes three-rosette restaurants.
You will:

  • learn how to temper chocolate
  • craft moulded chocolates, including decoration and filling
  • discover the art of enrobing chocolate
  • Every chocolate you make will be yours to take home to enjoy and share.

Over lunch a special two course menu will be served in the restaurant (included with your ticket):

Chocolatier experience including two course lunch costs £75 per person

The special two course menu:

Chicken & pearl barley risotto or marinated tofu & pearl barley risotto (vegetarian)

Pistachio cake with raspberry sorbet, raspberry gel, chocolate crumb and honeycomb shard

Please Note: Menu contains gluten, dairy, and sulphites (wine in the risotto)


Saturday 13th January 2024, 9am arrival (Fully Booked)
Friday 26th January 2024, 9am arrival
Saturday 3rd February 2024, 9am arrival

Tea or coffee is included on arrival. Every ticket will also receive free garden entry worth £14.50, which can be enjoyed after the experience ends at 2pm.


The event takes place at Bampfylde Hall at Hestercombe Gardens, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset TA2 8LG

Visit the Hestercombe website to book your ticket.