Easter London Trivia Trail

April 14th 2014

Despite hailing from the North of England, Paul is now a proud Londoner who loves his adopted city, which is why this Easter weekend Paul will be holding a London Trivia Trail.

Chocolate fans that want to take up the challenge can pick up a question sheet in either the Wardour Street or Heal’s stores and follow the questions through the streets of Fitzrovia and Soho to the other shop. Answer every question correctly and each participant will receive a Hot Cross Bun Truffle for free. The lucky competitor who comes closest to guessing how many eggs Paul will make this Easter will also win a hamper of goodies!

Join us on Good Friday or Easter Saturday for a bit of Easter fun!

Happy Birthday Camden Passage!

April 8th 2014

Our original store, Camden Passage, is 8 years old this week. We cannot believe how fast time has flown – and how much has changed!

Thank you so much to all of our loyal customers who have supported us from the very beginning, we couldn’t have done it without you.

Happy 8th Birthday Camden Passage. The best is yet to come!

paul.a.young launches first whole bean-to-bar chocolate

paul.a.young is renowned for breaking the mould and he’s set to do it again with his latest creation.

Not only is Paul joining a select group of UK bean-to-bar chocolate makers (there are less than 10 throughout the country) his bars are also Europe’s first whole bean chocolate bars. Paul has created two whole bean chocolate bars, a 73% and 64% using a blend of Criollo, Trinitario and Forestero beans bought direct from Menakao in Madagascar.

Where other makers go through the time consuming process of shelling every bean, Paul has once again demonstrated his unique experimental approach by developing a chocolate bar that bypasses this process and avoids waste. The entire bean is granite ground with Billington’s Organic Unrefined Demerara sugar and the result is an intoxicating, soft-fruited chocolate bars with a distinct acidity and a unique nutty, toasted flavour, which is characteristic of the outer shell of the bean.

Paul says:  “It’s the most exciting project for us at paul.a.young and it’s something we have been developing for some months. The cocoa bean is so precious and special that I didn’t want to waste any part of it. I’m so proud of what we have produced and I hope it will pave the way for others to try this new way of making bean-to-bar chocolate.”

Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House Hotel

Exciting news – Paul has been working very hard with the team at Grosvenor House Hotel to create a very special offering - ’Paul A. Young’s Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea’.

Including some of Paul’s delicious creations such as Earl Grey Tea Chocolate Tart with Salted Lemon Truffle and some Orange, English Honey and Geranium Ganache, this deluxe offering is exclusively available in the Park Room at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, from 14th April 2014, it costs £39.50 per person and is available from 1pm – 6pm.

For reservations call 020 7399 8452 or click here. Gift Vouchers are also available to buy online and in the Park Room.

Also, for the ultimate treat, why not enjoy a chocolate infused stay at Grosvenor House with the ‘Chocolate Adventure with Paul A. Young’ package. Indulge in a ‘Paul A. Young Chocolate Inspired Afternoon Tea’ for two in the Park Room, before relaxing with an overnight stay including breakfast. A signed copy of Paul’s award-winning ‘Adventure’s with Chocolate’ book will be yours to take home and look out for a surprise chocolate treat during your stay.

Click here for full details & to book your ‘Adventure with Paul A. Young’ package now!

Event: Champagne & chocolate pairing with French Bubbles

May

28

We have teamed up with French Bubbles for a second time to host a fun & informative Champagne and Chocolate pairing evening.

Join your hosts, Nicholas and Maud from the French Bubbles team, as they guide you through a pairing of the finest Champagnes to the finest chocolates, including our 100% Raw filled chocolate paired with Michel Furdyna, a full-flavoured Champagne from a vineyard which span 6 villages in the Côte des Bar…

We hope to see you there!

Time – 7pm to 8.30pm
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 20 Royal Exchange, Threadneedle Street, London, EC3V 3LP
£60 per person
10 people maximum per class

To reserve your place pop into a store or call our Royal Exchange branch on 020 7929 7007. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class starting. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class; if you do not cancel within this time then you will lose your class payment. All bookings must be paid for in advance.

 

Dates for your diary

January 31st 2014

We having an exciting line up of shows to visit in the next couple of months, as Paul is doing demonstrations at the Country Living Fair, the Ideal Home Show and the Cake & Bake Show, Manchester!

Come and join us:

Country Living Fair
Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Demonstrations on Thursday 20th & Friday 21st March at 1pm
For more details go to www.countrylivingfair.com

Ideal Home Show
Earls Court, London
Demonstrations on Thursday 27th March at 5pm & 6.30pm.
For more details go to www.idealhomeshow.co.uk

The Cake & Bake Show
Manchester Central, Manchester
Demonstrations & classroom sessions on Friday 4th, Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April
For more details, including a complete schedule, go to thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk/manchester

We hope to see you there!

Event: Brewdog Beer and chocolate pairing

May

1

Following the sell-out success of our Beer and Chocolate pairing with Brewdog at their Camden bar in February, we have decided to do another here in our Soho kitchen!

Join Michael and Kieran at our Wardour Street store to discover some more diverse and unusual beer and chocolate combinations, including Brewdog’s unique Shipwrecker Circus, Tokyo Bottle and guest beer Freimans Dunkelweiss by Pressure Drop brewing.

Time – 7pm – 8.30pm
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 143 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8WA
£42 per person.
12 people maximum per class.

To book your place please call paul.a.young’s Soho store on 020 7437 0011. Limited spaces are available so please call today to avoid disappointment!

Event: Kids’ Workshop, Islington

Jun

28

Is your child the next paul.a.young? Why not sign them up to one of our dedicated Kids’ Workshops to find out!

Your child will spend an exciting hour in our chocolate kitchen with our skilled Chocolatiers watching the mesmerising skill of tempering chocolate and tasting some of the world’s most vibrant cocoa beans. We ask that you accompany your child throughout the class and enjoy seeing them be creative and educated in the world of fine chocolate. Watch as your child learns the magic behind making chocolate treats before they get to make their very own!

Time – 10am to 11am
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 33 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA.
5 min walk from Angel tube station.
£35 per child, including accompanying adult
8-14 year olds only
4 children maximum per class.

This is a hands on experience therefore there is a high likelihood of your child getting messy and eating lots of chocolate!

You must advise us in advance if your child has any allergy or dietary requirements we should be aware of. Please ensure that long hair is tied back, jewellery is removed and sensible footwear is worn to the class – this is a live kitchen environment. Accompanying adults must be over 18 years old, and a Terms & Conditions form must be signed upon arrival.

To reserve your place pop into a store or call our Soho branch on 020 7437 0011. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class starting. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class; if you do not cancel within this time then you will lose your class payment. All bookings must be paid for in advance.

Event: Kids’ Workshop, Islington

Jun

14

Is your child the next paul.a.young? Why not sign them up to one of our dedicated Kids’ Workshops to find out!

Your child will spend an exciting hour in our chocolate kitchen with our skilled Chocolatiers watching the mesmerising skill of tempering chocolate and tasting some of the world’s most vibrant cocoa beans. We ask that you accompany your child throughout the class and enjoy seeing them be creative and educated in the world of fine chocolate. Watch as your child learns the magic behind making chocolate treats before they get to make their very own!

Time – 10am to 11am
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 33 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA.
5 min walk from Angel tube station.
£35 per child, including accompanying adult
8-14 year olds only
4 children maximum per class.

This is a hands on experience therefore there is a high likelihood of your child getting messy and eating lots of chocolate!

You must advise us in advance if your child has any allergy or dietary requirements we should be aware of. Please ensure that long hair is tied back, jewellery is removed and sensible footwear is worn to the class – this is a live kitchen environment. Accompanying adults must be over 18 years old, and a Terms & Conditions form must be signed upon arrival.

To reserve your place pop into a store or call our Soho branch on 020 7437 0011. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class starting. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class; if you do not cancel within this time then you will lose your class payment. All bookings must be paid for in advance.

Event: Kids’ Workshop, Islington

May

31

Is your child the next paul.a.young? Why not sign them up to one of our dedicated Kids’ Workshops to find out!

Your child will spend an exciting hour in our chocolate kitchen with our skilled Chocolatiers watching the mesmerising skill of tempering chocolate and tasting some of the world’s most vibrant cocoa beans. We ask that you accompany your child throughout the class and enjoy seeing them be creative and educated in the world of fine chocolate. Watch as your child learns the magic behind making chocolate treats before they get to make their very own!

Time – 10am to 11am
Location – paul.a.young fine chocolates, 33 Camden Passage, Islington, N1 8EA.
5 min walk from Angel tube station.
£35 per child, including accompanying adult
8-14 year olds only
4 children maximum per class.

This is a hands on experience therefore there is a high likelihood of your child getting messy and eating lots of chocolate!

You must advise us in advance if your child has any allergy or dietary requirements we should be aware of. Please ensure that long hair is tied back, jewellery is removed and sensible footwear is worn to the class – this is a live kitchen environment. Accompanying adults must be over 18 years old, and a Terms & Conditions form must be signed upon arrival.

To reserve your place pop into a store or call our Soho branch on 020 7437 0011. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the class starting. Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the class; if you do not cancel within this time then you will lose your class payment. All bookings must be paid for in advance.

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