Four Seasons restaurant patrons are in for a sweet surprise this April, when the hotel opens its first, decadent Chocolate Emporium from April 13 until May 1, 2017.
Guests will have exclusive access to the Cellar Door, Joburg’s most sought after private dining venue, which will be fully transformed, decked from one end to the other in chocolate, taking guests on a whirlwind of utter indulgence. “This is the ‘Willy Wonka golden ticket’ that chocolate lovers have been waiting for,” adds Leon Cronje, Four Seasons Head Pastry Chef.
A heavenly all-chocolate dessert buffet will be on display along with plinths stacked high with hand crafted Belgium Pralines, all complemented by beautifully crafted contemporary African Easter egg sculptures and chocolate coated local flowers. Delicious chocolatey cocktails and hot beverages will also be whipped up to order.
The Chocolate Emporium will be on display from April 13 until May 1 during the View and Flames lunch, dinner and weekend brunch periods. On display will be as many as 20 chocolate themed desserts, such as a duo of dark and white chocolate mousse, dark chocolate brownie’s with caramel and milk chocolate and hazelnut tarts as well as a variety of handmade, soft-centred confections by expert Belgium trained Chocolatier, Victoria Bain.
Look out for the Chocolate Emporium competition that will be announced on Four Seasons The Westcliff’s Facebook and Twitter pages, where one lucky follower will win a private tour of the Chocolate Emporium, complimentary weekend brunch for two as well as a praline making class with a Master Chocolatier.