October 31, 2011

Seventy% 10th Anniversary Party!

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Written by: Susana Cárdenas Overstall

Birthday cake by Paul A Young


he creme de la creme of the fine chocolate world gathered to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Seventy% with founder Martin Christy. Guests from all over the world enjoyed a night to remember as they embarked on a chocolate journey, discovering hidden flavours and a unique sensorial experience.

The new International Chocolate Awards were announced and Connoisseur Chocolate Tours to Ecuador, France and Italy were launched for 2012 with travel partner Arena Travel.

  • When: Monday 10/10/2011
  • Who: Damian Allsop, Maricel Presilla, Chantal Coady, Angus Thirlwell, Duffy Sheardown, Eric Rovira, Monica Meschini, Santiago Peralta, Mott Green, Lourdes Delgado, Alex Rast, Georg Bernardini, Sara Jayne Stanes, James Cronin, Richard O’Connor, Yael Rose to name just a few.
  • Where: The Adam Street Club, London
  • Chocolates and cocktails: Chocolate origin layer cake specially baked by Paul A. Young, sweet shop ‘minis’ by William Curley, water based ‘pure’ ganaches by Damian Allsop, tea chocolate collection by Enric Rovira and two chocolate cocktails designed for the night by Carlos Lorenzo.

About the Author

Susana Cárdenas Overstall
Susana Cárdenas Overstall is a freelance journalist who left behind the tropics of Ecuador for misty London where she has been living for the last six years. Deep inside, she misses the sound of the Pacific Ocean and walking among the cacao trees at her father’s farm in the province of Manabí. Her first encounter with fine cacao began at the age of 10, when her father taught her how to select and roast Arriba Nacional cacao beans in order to make homemade chocolate. Before entering the world of cacao, Susana came from a communications background and is a frequent contributor to Latin American and Spanish publications.


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