"Life is like a box of chocolates You never know what you're gonna get." This is our chef's selection of our Fresh Chocolates - and will include our favourites such as our Award winning Sea Salted Caramel, our White Mint and Raspberry Bonbon - with a few surprises included. All these chocolates are handmade with fresh ingredients in Notting Hill.
Wonderfully luxurious blooms and rich seasonal colours make this gift so special. Treat a loved one to red Upper Class Roses accompanied by white Spray Anastasia, crimson Gerbera, seasonal berries, golden Salal leaf, burgundy Dublin Chrysanthemums and elegant red Amaryllis. This show-stopper of a bouquet is beautifully finished with decorative gold balls and a lavish Christmas wrap. Free chocolates with this luxury Christmas bouquet!
Luxurious Upper Class red Roses and crisp white Asiatic Lilies make this contemporary display such a special Christmas treat. Together with lime green Shamrock Anastasia, festive red berries and fragrant Eucalyptus, the bouquet is finished with a touch of Yuletide sparkle from glittery gold bauble decorations. Free Chocolates with this luxury Christmas bouquet!
Melt has combined some of its best selling products into a simple gift box. You will find in this selection our beautifully wrapped 90g Chocolate Bars, three Single Origin Hot Chocolate Blocks, our 45g Bars (which are the equivalent of a high quality "yorkie" bar) and a packet of Slabs of chocolate either filled with delicious nuts or orangettes.
A divine box of chocolates that will be the perfect gift to anyone any season. Delicious and chic. "If you want a failsafe gift, pick up a selection of the most delicious chocolates from Melt, the chic, all-white boutique on Ledbury Road...They're beautifully boxed and all chocolates are hand-crafted on the premises." The independent
"Life is like a box of chocolates You never know what you're gonna get." This is our chef's selection of our Fresh Chocolates - and will include favourites such as our Award-winning Sea Salted Caramel, our white mint and raspberry bonbon - with a few surprises included. All these chocolates are handmade with fresh ingredients in Notting Hill.
Surprise a loved one this Christmas with a gorgeous display of red Lilies, eye-catching Germini daisies, white Bacardi Chrysanthemums, festive red berries and red Spray Carnations. This delightful bouquet is expertly finished with decorative woven bronze balls and is sent to your loved one in bud for maximum vase life at home. Free chocolates with this Christmas bouquet!
Spread a little seasonal joy with this stunning crimson and gold bouquet, complete with delicious chocolates. This cheerful display is created with scarlet long-stemmed Carnations, red Alstroemeria, red and white fancy Spray Carnations, delicate white Gypsophila and finished with festive gold Ruscus leaf. An 80g box of delicious filled chocolates makes the gift extra special! This gift also includes free milk chocolates! Sent in bud for maximum vase life.
A charming seasonal wicker basket featuring a miniature Fern plant, red Cyclamen and Kalanchoe, framed with delicate Ivy. This flower basket is finished with an attractive keepsake snowman decoration to make a thoughtful and easy to care for gift. Free chocolates with this Christmas flower basket!
A stunning white twin stemmed Phalaenopsis Orchid plant, with its distinctive flowering heads which resemble butterflies. This plant comes complete with a festive gold pot creating a stylish, contemporary Christmas gift. Guaranteed to create a statement in any living room! Free chocolates with this Christmas orchid!
A magical display of white, black and green which make a lovely contemporary Christmas gift. Eye-catching white Amaryllis is surrounded by glittery black Salal leaf, a selection of Chrysanthemums, white Alstroemeria, a green Carnation and completed with black sparkling woven balls. Free chocolates with these Christmas flowers!
A pretty alternative to traditional red, this arrangement of crisp whites and lilacs is sure to make them smile this Christmas. Bacardi Chrysanthemums, Lilac Alstroemeria, Moonlight Carnations, frosty Thistle and purple pine cones are beautifully accompanied by white Lilies, Anastasia Chrysanthemums and silver foliage. Free Chocolates with this Christmas bouquet!
A wonderful Christmas arrangement featuring white, red and candy stripe long-stemmed Columbian single Carnations, beautifully complemented with silver Ruscus leaf. We guarantee our Carnations will last for at least two weeks and send them in bud to ensure maximum vase life. Free Chocolates with this Christmas bouquet!
Melt - a Book about Chocolate A wonderful, vibrant book, with recipes by Louise Nason and Chika Watanabe to suit all skill levels. Stunning photographs by Jean Cazals. "... founder Louise Nason and head chocolatier Chika Watanabe elucidate the essentials of working with the cocoa-derived ingredient. Never has tempering been this clearly or cheerily explained." Charlotte Druckman - Wall Street Journal. http://thefoodiebugle.com/article/cookbooks/melt-by-louise-nason-and-chika-watanabe "Melt" by Louise Nason and Chika Watanabe by Krishnan Prasad*15th December 2011 The last ten years has seen a growth explosion in the number of artisanal chocolate shops in many of the world's capital cities. I have travelled from New York to Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow and New Delhi looking into some of the world's most expensive, rarefied and respected chocolate boutiques, and, even as a chocolate scholar and patissier, I cannot keep up with all the newcomers to the industry. Artisan chocolate making underpins a booming business, maybe only accounting for approximately 3% of the overall £3.6 billion chocolate sales in Britain, but nevertheless an important and influential barometer of consumer trends in the luxury food market sector. Where chocolatiers lead, other parts of the market will follow. If a beautiful, well run artisanal chocolate shop opens up in your neighbourhood you can be sure of one of the following seguing their way down your street: fine wine merchants, specialist delicatessens, independent bookshops cum cafés, sourdough bakeries and tapas bars. The lexicon of foodie narratives in all magazines, social media and online recipe blogging is now peppered with references to Amedei Toscano Black, San Jose del Tambo, Guanaja Grue and Cru Virunga. Like sherry, rind washed cheese and single estate olive oil, the cacao bean is enjoying a renaissance of appreciation, understanding and reverence. The Ledbury Road area of Notting Hill, London, has always been prosperous and pretty, home to some very sophisticated shops that purvey life's treats and temptations to the patrician well heeled and spoken. In 2006 Melt opened its doors to much acclaim and has worked very hard since then to earn its place in the chocolate connoisseurs' carte de destination. Once Lucia Van der Post, doyenne of upper class living, has penned a missive about your atelier in The Financial Times "How To Spend It" magazine, then you know your ship has sailed into a warm and safe harbour, away from retail's choppy waters. Founded by Louise Nason, mother of 4 children (a huge accomplishment in and of itself), with head chocolatier Chika Watanabe, who previously worked at Claridges and The Lanesborough Hotel, Melt is a very beautiful and cutting-edge shop: the thinking chocolatier's apogee. There are white walls, lots of light, sparkling clean floors, vases of fresh seasonal flowers, kind assistants and packaging worthy of Smythson of Bond Street. A buffet bar shelf is arranged with triumphant tiers, trays and towers of truffles, slabs, bars, little chocolate logs, squares, bonbons, thins, caramels, macaroons, lollipops and nuggets. You can help yourself with wooden trays and tongs, or sit and enjoy a hot chocolate drink. The standard of production is vertiginously inspirational: handmade, thoughtful, personal. Your heart skips a beat when they ask you whether you are looking for sea salt, chilli, orange marmalade, fresh fruit, flower, honeycomb, coffee or nut flavours. You stumble into stammering submission: please choose for me, I am speechless. And now, just in time for the Christmas bibliophile rush, a heady cocktail has been mixed. Equal portions of Louise Nason and Chika Watanabe's skill, style and simple delivery have been brought together with the dramatic, graphic flair of international award winning food photographer, Jean Cazals, and the quiet, independent, pioneer spirit of Absolute Press, now an imprint of Bloomsbury Books. "Melt. A book of chocolate" sets out to show you how to make some of the shop's most popular creations at home. Yet homely is not a word I would use to describe this oeuvre. It balances its aesthetic imprint on the fine wedge between chicness, modernity and artisanal earthiness. You will see very striking photography of the chocolatier's tough, wooden utensils on bamboo matting; drizzles and smears of molten chocolate spread by steel palettes and scrapers; cacao bean pods sit on baking parchment and cinnamon, cardamom, mace and star anise lie on a dark chocolate slab. You are face to face with the work of the chocolate craftsman, peeking into the maestro's workshop, nose pressed against the vitrine of all that is creamy, forbidden and atavistic about this powerful, dark ingredient. The dominant colours of the book are black and white, resonating with t
A wonderful display of seasonal colour, this lovely bouquet includes crimson long-stemmed Carnations, red Asiatic Lilies and snowy white Spray Carnations finished with green Ruscus. Delicate white Gypsophila and festive sugared berry decorations provide the perfect finishing touch. Free chocolates with this Christmas bouquet!
24 long-lasting rich red Carnations, beautifully complemented with delicate golden swirls. Our long-stemmed Carnations have been carefully selected for strength and longevity from the world's best growers. A festive favourite. Free chocolates with these Christmas Carnations!
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