‘Tis the Season to indulge!
The talented team from Charbonnel et Walker have collaborated with the ultra lavish estate; Cliveden House (just 45 minutes outside of London). They’ve joined forces to create an absolute masterpiece of a Christmas tree, which will put your Insta-worthy trees to shame – soz!
Set in the heart of Cliveden’s incredibly lavish Great Hall, this stunning tree is decorated in the most exquisite cream Charbonnel chocolate boxes from the new ‘Grand Ballroom Collection’, which is inspired by the decadence of grand houses from a past era – ooo I say!
These mouthwatering truffle delicacies which come in a variety of dark and milk chocolate, stem ginger, rose and violet are encircled by luxurious red and green satin ribbons and garlands, which create a magical and edible vision for guests to enjoy. We totes want a box (or three)!
And, there’s more for all of the major chocoholics out there. You can eat till your hearts desire with friends, family or partners within the grand Christmas setting, by indulging in an Afternoon Tea inspired by Charbonnel. You’ll have the pleasure of being served by Andrew Garrett, the Executive head chef of Cliveden House who has combined the truffle flavours from the new collection to produce sumptuous seasonal treats, for you to devour. And, if you’re not already overloaded in a chocolate bubble, warm drinks are also included to keep the chill at bay, a heartwarming Charbonnel et Walker hot chocolate, including a boozy version- Yum!
And if you want to continue into the evening hours, a ‘Cocktail Hour’ will commence with a delicious Chocolate Martini. And if things couldn’t get any better, if you’re in a chocolate induced coma, then stay the night and book yourself a luxurious room for a relaxing spa day to cure your hangover- ahhh bliss!
So, is anyone else in chocolate heaven? Because we certainly are!
By Anna Ku
Photographs: Lisa Gill