Paul A Young and Chef Adam Handling launch new tasting menu exclusively for Chocolate Week

Master chocolatier Paul A Young and multi-award winning chef Adam Handling collaborated to create the ultimate chocolate menu, only available during Chocolate Week. A celebration of the nation’s favourite sweet ingredient, diners enjoyed a sophisticated five-course tasting menu incorporating the talents of both chefs. Using single-origin bean-to-bar chocolate sourced by Paul from across the globe, the pair of chefs strived to create a deliciously indulgent menu that demonstrates the versatility of chocolate in all its forms throughout every course. The individual characteristics of each chocolate have been brought to life in each of the courses in this exclusive collaboration.

The deliciously unexpected menu included the dishes below, as well as a couple of surprises along the way…

Celeriac, Truffle, Date, Lime (Duffy’s Honduras 72% Indio Rojo Dark Chocolate)

Bourgogne Aligoté en Rateaux, Domaine Gouffier, Burgundy - 2015

Brandade Tortellini, Pickled Leek, Liver (76% Vanuatu Islands Cacao Dark Chocolate)

Domaine Ott ‘Clos Mireille’ Blanc de blancs, Côtes du Provence - 2015

Hake, Crab, Tomato

(Guittard Chocolate Soie Blanche 35% White Chocolate)

Xare-lo, Cargol Treu Vi, Alemany I Corrió, Penedés, Spain – 2016

Pigeon, Blackberries, Acidulated Chocolate (Valrhona 64% Madagascan Dark Chocolate)

Dolcetto ‘Cherry Fields’, Unico Zelo, Clare Valley, Australia – 2017

Tarragon, Passion Fruit, Chocolate (pre-dessert) (Duffy’s 65% Dominican Republic Dark Chocolate)

Chocolate, Coconut, Pea (Guittard 65% Madagascan Dark Chocolate)

Tokaji Aszú ‘Tokaji Fordítás’, Kardos, Mád, Hungary – 2013

Petit Fours

(Guittard 38% Soleil D'Or Milk Chocolate)

(Islands Cacao 76% Vanuatu Dark Chocolate)

Adam’s Group Head Sommelier, Kelvin McCabe, devised an optional wine pairing menu to go alongside the tasting menu, each of which chosen to complement and highlight the chocolate used in each dish.

Paul A Young is a ground breaking and inspirational chocolatier who is at the forefront of the British chocolate scene. Paul has a reputation as an incredibly creative chocolatier, a flavour alchemist who often incorporates unusual flavours into his chocolates.

Adam Handling’s beautifully presented modern British dishes start with careful sourcing of top quality, seasonal ingredients, skilfully prepared to deliver real depth of flavour and harmony with an emphasis on sustainability. Adam currently operates two restaurants, two bars and a café.

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