A day to celebrate chocolate

tasty June 26, 2018 16:45

By The Nation

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Movenpick Hotels & Resorts properties around the world celebrate World Chocolate Day on July 7 by turning their lobbies into a chocolate factories for “Chocolate Hour”, which in-house pastry chefs will serve Movenpick signature chocolate and give live demonstrations of everything from rolling truffles to icing cupcakes.

Chocolate was first introduced to Europe in the 1550s and Movenpick’s properties across the region are honouring this in many different ways. Movenpick Hotel Hamburg is recreating the city’s skyline using chocolate pralines, desserts and bites in an eyecatching display.

Movenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport offers an exquisite tasting experience giving guests the chance to try orangechocolate chips, white chocolate with berries or egg liqueurfilled chocolates. Movenpick Hotel Istanbul is succulent with a chocolate fountain and truffle chocolates handdecorated by talented chefs. 

Movenpick Resort Soma Bay in Egypt where the hunt is on to find the “magic nut” in the housemade chocolate and Movenpick Resort & Marine Spa Sousse offers a magnificent buffet of homemade chocolate, local delights and seasonal fruits. 

In Asia, Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is using locally grown cocoa to create special Filipinoinspired treats that not only introduce guests to local delicacies but also support the island’s agricultural workers.

Here in Thailand, Movenpick Suriwongse Hotel in Chiang Mai is concocting a Swiss chocolate dip to accompany a traditional northern Thai snack – crispy rice cakes (khao tan) with traditional watermelon sauce. Movenpick Hotel Colombo chefs are mastering the art of using traditional Sri Lankan ingredients such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and chilli to make the “best chocolates in town”.

In the Middle East, Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba focuses on family fun, with chefs, parents and kids creating chocolate displays together. Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai offers an extravagant jewelleryinspired affair with exquisite golddusted chocolate medallions, handcrafted chocolate jewellery and edible diamonds handmade by the pastry team, while Movenpick Hotel City Star Jeddah makes chocolate crepes the hero in a special live cooking session that tantalises the tastebuds.

Find out more at www.Movenpick.com.