East Village to host Chocolate Festival

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Posted: 22.Feb.2016

Head to East Village on Saturday 19 March for an Easter pop-up experience with a difference as the neighbourhood hosts its first ever East Village E20 Chocolate Festival.

From 12pm - 8pm in Victory Park, this FREE choc-tastic event will play host to the best chocolatiers the capital has to offer, perfect for those looking for the finest Easter chocolate gifts.

Attendees will be able to choose from Paul Wayne Gregory’s indulgent and rich chocolates, 100% Fair Trade and locally sourced chocolate curiosities from A Little Piece & Love, as well as Hans Sloane’s pure chocolate beads that blend perfectly for a tasty chocolate drink, to name but a few.

The exceptional chocolate artist behind Chocadyllic, Evelyn Day, will also be showcasing a unique chocolate replica of London’s skyline including Tower Bridge, The Gherkin, St Paul’s and Big Ben.

From 12pm – 4pm, family-friendly activities, including Easter egg hunts will take place around Victory Park with delicious chocolate prizes.

From 4pm – 8pm, there’s something for the grown-ups, with Bottle Apostle offering unique tasting experiences with expert-led chocolate and wine pairings, and chocolate cocktail trails through East Village’s bars and restaurants.

Throughout the day tickets will be available for demonstrations with master chocolatiers in the theatre space, so visitors can learn the craft behind the delicious confectionary.

East Village’s own retailers will be getting into the Easter spirit, offering a variety of chocolate flavoured treats. Firezza will be premiering their first ever Chocolate Pizza, Fish House will be battering bite-sized chocolate treats and Mamalan will be encouraging families to try their hand at making Chocolate Egg Dumplings. East Village’s very own artisan bakers, Signorelli will be freshly baking delicious Mini Sea Salt Focaccia and Chocolate and Almond Sourdough amongst other sweet treats and Darkhorse Restaurant / Bar will be serving chocolate-themed cocktails and drinks throughout the day. 

Bringing the day to a chocolatey end, Tina, We Salute You will be hosting chocolate modelling and the event’s after-party from 8pm.

With an array of unique brands offering delicious treats, demos with Master Chocolatiers and chocolate-themed activities, East Village E20 is the perfect place to prepare for Easter!

Date: Saturday 19 March 2016

Times: 12pm – 8pm, with an after-party at Tina, We Salute You

Location: Victory Park, East Village E20

Nearest Tubes: Stratford International DLR / Stratford

Entry: FREE entry


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