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New Chocolate Kitchens Discovered at Hampton Court

Date Posted: 27/02/14

New Chocolate Kitchens Discovered at Hampton Court

From this February onwards there will be a new attraction to see at Hampton Court Palace - a royal chocolate making kitchen, which will commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Hanoverian Accession to the British throne.

New research uncovered a Georgian royal chocolate kitchen in the Baroque Palace’s Fountain Court, which having been used as a storeroom for many years, is still well preserved. Today, it is the only surviving royal chocolate kitchen in the country, and once catered for Kings: William III, George I and George II.

The master chocolatier of the eighteenth century Chocolate Kitchen was Thomas Tosier and visitors will be able to peer behind the scenes into the same rooms where he and his staff prepared special chocolate drinks for the royal family.

The new exhibit will recount the story of royal chocolate making and display the various ceramics, copper cooking equipment and bespoke chocolate serving silverware used for making it.

Throughout the year the Chocolate Kitchen will host live Georgian chocolate making sessions, so visitors can experience chocolate making first-hand and learn more about the elaborate process in which to make hot chocolate fit for a king.

Why not visit London on a short break and see what other royal attractions you can find?

Posted by Hayley Brent

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