September 29, 2009

Growing country chocolate – Pacari, Ecuador

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£35 per person (incl wine and truffles), 7.00pm-9.00pm, Mon 12 Oct 2009
Melt, 59 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2AA

Cacao pods for Pacari chocolate

Cacao pods for Pacari chocolate

We’re adding an extra date to our growing country chocolate season with Melt Chocolates in a one-off Chocolate Week special, where we’ll be featuring one of the most promising of the new growing country makers, Pacari from Ecuador.

Pacari have excited the fine chocolate cognoscenti since their first appearance in the US and Europe in 2008, producing a unique style of chocolate, with flavour notes close to the original flavours of the cacao beans from which the chocolate is made.

Santiago Peralta, owner and the chocolate maker behind Pacari will be at the event to talk to us about the ins and outs and pros and cons of artisanal chocolate making in Ecuador and his very hands on approach to chocolate making.

Pacari have begun to show us the true flavour potential of Ecuador’s Nacional, and the most interesting example of this is their unique Raw chocolate – a fully refined chocolate made without roasting or fermenting above the critical temperature that could damage the health giving compounds in chocolate.

Pacari chocolate, truffles made from the chocolate and with a glass of wine will be included in the tasting, and goody bags with featured products will be on sale take home.So book soon for this exciting event with one of Ecuador’s hottest new producers.


Book your tickets through PayPal – no account needed, all major cards accepted.

Please bring a copy of your PayPal receipt to the event as your ticket.

Tickets also available from Melt, see details below.

Growing county chocolate – Santander, Colombia
7.00pm, 14 Oct 2009

59 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill
W11 2AA
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Tel: +44 (0)20 7727 5030

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