Sopwell House have partnered with Divine Chocolate to celebrate Chocolate Week 2016.
The quaint 18th Century Georgian manor house, which is situated in a secluded lane in Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, has teamed up with the fair trade company to create three delicious chocolate treats to mark the indulgent week, which was led by head chef Gopi Chandran.
Sopwell House's Traditional Afternoon Tea saw a Rich Chocolate Delice, made from 70 per cent dark chocolate grace the tiered cake stand and a white chocolate and strawberry brûlée, which was served at the Brasserie.
Whilst those who are in need of a fine-dining experience must delve into the super-rich and creamy milk chocolate mousse, which was accompanied with a cherry griottine gel and pistachio ice cream in the The Restaurant, and is every bit as gluttonous as one would hope from the dessert.
However, if you are after something fruity and refreshing to complete your meal you can glide your spoon into a deconstructed blackberry cheesecake with carmelised white chocolate and apple and fennel sorbet to cool the palette.
For those with a savoury tooth whet your appetite from an array of fish, poultry or vegetarian courses for a starter or main meal. From melt in your mouth hand dived scallops, which is served with cauliflower puree, crispy shallots and a dash of mild curry oil, a pressing of corn fed chicken served, a roast breast of guinea fowl, tender venison, sweetcorn gnocchi with a tomato fondue, a light yet flavoursome steamed lemon sole accompanied by an array of vegetables, or a hearty fillet of Angus beef, rib, with a rich and sweet red wine jus, there is something to suit everyone. And to inject the extra bit of class one can savour the flavours with a sip of their finest bottle of Pinot Grigio.
For more information visit www.sopwellhouse.co.uk.