Win a £75 Gourmet Experience Day Voucher – Giveaway #36
When I was asked if I’d like to review an Experience Day, I was quite excited. Going out for a posh afternoon tea or having the chance to attend a chocolate course are the sort of things that top up my joie de vivre. Sadly, when I checked out the website, there was nothing particularly local to me in the far flung region of Cornwall and at that time, I wasn’t really in the mood to travel far. So – I’ve decided to offer up the opportunity to one of my readers instead.
|A chocolate course I attended in 2012|
Reading the various chocolate experiences on offer now, I can’t quite believe that I turned the opportunity down, what was I thinking of? The Chocolate Workshop Experience, for example, starts with a history of chocolate, which I find fascinating, involving as it does all sorts of bloodthirstyness, plots and intrigue. You then get to try a range of chocolate – that in itself ought to be worth a trip. Next up you make and decorate lots of truffles which you then take home with you, all wrapped up and looking lovely – whether they’ll last the journey is entirely up to you. The nearest location to me was Bristol or Bath but there are eight others to choose from. This one is currently on offer at £50 (although there are no guarantees it will remain at this price) so if you won, you could always top up with another £25 and take a friend with you. Alternatively, there is a retro chocolate making workshop in Bristol for £75 where you can make those chocolates from yesteryear which are just so hard to find nowadays.
If making chocolates and truffles is really not your thing (though I’m not sure I can believe it), there are plenty of other food experiences on offer. Other workshops include cake making, barrista training and patisserie. If you’d rather just eat the food than learn how to make it, there are a number of leisurely dining experiences including afternoon tea for two, dinner for two and a classic Thames lunch cruise for two.