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“chocolate class” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Cellar Door - Chocolate Workshops

The Cellar Door - Chocolate Workshops
Kinross, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“chocolate class”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

what a disaster. for my daughters hen day her best frien boooked this class for 10 of us we were all so excited about this experience well an experience was just what it was but a bad one .on arrival we were not greeted or spoken too thw lady in charge who we found out later was actually the manager didnt lift her head or smile when we passed we sat at a table which had some wee blocks of chocolate a dish with some sprinkles some melted chocolate in bowls a few baby wipes ripped paper for our choclates wee were going to make after our chef ? gave us a demonstration well she approached our table without demonstartion didnt even tell us her name and told us to roll the chocolate into balls and make anything we wanted and left as we were all dresed to go on to our other places for hen night we asked for aprons which if you look on web siite clearly shows you all guests wearing she said they never provided aprons and added only a 5 year lod would make a mess as she rolled her eyes at us ,no chocolate fountain arrived or donuts or strwaberries so really a total case of bad advertising the woman in charge told us they didnt have pictures on there website but my daiughter had her phone with which clearly shows there was. some of was very angry at getting chocolte on our clothes despite not being 5 ? when my daughter approached said manager she said she would find out about a discount the cost of this day was well over £300 so we waited and waited and finally all made our way upsatairs to leave and see to bill. well that was the first time staff noticed us .we decided a fair amount to cover costs would be £10 per person which we paid ant left without even a goodbye as she grabbed the money from our hands ,so now we hear she is phoning police . so avoid this class at all csots its a total rip off and what you see in web site is not what you get

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“grown up mud pie making - but edible!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2011

Five of us took this workshop, male and females ranging from 56 to 16 years old.

We all loved it. we all had hands covered in melted chocolate within minutes, we all sat quietly and concentrated hard for almost two hours, and amazingly we all ate far less chocolate than we had expected!

At £30 a head (oct 2011) it's not cheap but the quality and quantity of the ingredients fully justified the price. The workshop is held in the restaurant whilst it is closed ( so either pre lunch or pre supper,)

When we arrived the table was set with bowls of milk,dark and white melted chocolate, pieces of tablet ( hard scottish fudge), marshmallows, fresh strawberries,dark chocolate truffle squares, and then bowls of the MOST delicious milk or dark chocolate ganache. To decorate our masterpieces were dishes containing sprinkles, almonds, cocoa powder, and coconut. named squares of greasproof were at each place setting and there were piles of handwipes.

Morven gave us a few tips then silence fell as we picked up handfulls of ganache and tried to roll it in our hands quickly enough to stop it melting completely . The semi melted shapes were then dipped with varying degrees of success into the liquid chocolate and if there was anything resembling a chocolate left it was proudly placed on the paper square.

At the end of our time, and after a bottle of prosecco....( jugs of minted water are provided free) most of us had made about 25 chocolates. These works of art were whisked away to the kitchen where they were later packed in gold boxes or cellophane packets with dark brown ribbons and then judged. The creator of the winning chocolates was then presented with a bottle of wine. Even the "i don't really like chocolate" "how much is this costing" "do i have to come" sceptic really enjoyed himself.

My only slight quibble would be with the title, it implies rather more instruction than is the case. Really it is an opportunity to be creative when someone else has gathered together the ingredients and importantly is going to clear up. Even our end results were impressive when packed in the lovely gold boxes and cellophane bags..

Thank you Morven and Ivan for a fun afternoon. We ate at the restaurant later that evening which is also good.

Visited October 2011
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