Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

Chocolate, chocolate, everywhere!

If you are a chocoholic there is nothing better than the smell of chocolate as you walk into a room and it was the first thing that hit us when we visited the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel for their monthly chocolate buffet.

Chocolatier Gerry Wilton is the creator of the chocolate buffet and as he introduced himself and the event, he clearly showed his expertise and passion for the wonderful array of chocolate delights, from cakes to fine chocolate pieces that were all on show, ready to be sampled.

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Although predominantly an adult event, children are more than welcome and mine could not wait to get stuck in.

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The question was, where to start?

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You are given 90 minutes to eat as much, or as little, as you like. You are given small side plates and it is recommended that you go up and select items little and often.

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Isaac and I started with waffles, drizzled with warm chocolate whereas Eliza opted for a pancake from the lovely chef who was set up in the corner of the room.

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I was pleased to see that the kids added fruit to their choices too.

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Also on offer were dark, milk and white chocolate cakes, profiteroles, mousses, tarts, biscuits, brownies, tiffin, caramel shortcake, cheesecake, plus 2 chocolate fountains, one white and one milk chocolate and both with with fruit and marshmallows to add to your sticks.

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The waiters were constantly re-stocking the tables and checking if everyone was ok, even bringing out plain water for Isaac as he didn’t like the mint leaves in his.

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I was really surprised how much the kids managed to eat and Sebastian was rather fond of the dark chocolate pieces and marshmallows.

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Also on the table was a jug of iced water to help cleanse the palette and wash the chocolate down. Gerry did recommend Prosecco as a great partner for the chocolate but sadly I was driving so didn’t get to try it.

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The chocolate buffet is held once a month and costs £22.95pp and £10.95 for children under 10 years old and is the perfect treat for a chocoholic!!

Disclaimer: We were guests of the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel and were provided with a chocolate buffet for the purpose of a review.

21 thoughts on “Celebrating National Chocolate Week with a Chocolate Buffet at the Cottonwood Boutique Hotel

  1. This looks amazing! I am going through a chocolate phase at the moment…

  2. Kerry Norris says:

    Oh my goodness. This looks incredible. Such a shame it’s so far from me

  3. Thena says:

    This could possibly be the best. thing. ever. Love it, I would dip everything in there!!!

  4. Sam Jeffery says:

    Oh wow it looks like heaven for those with a sweet tooth!

  5. Wow I have never seen anything like this before, what a clever idea! My children would love this x

  6. Helen says:

    Oh wow – this is absolute heaven! Chocolate buffets should be available everywhere – I’d certainly be a visitor 🙂

  7. Claire says:

    Oh wow, this looks amazing. I have such a sweet tooth and I would love it here, so would the kids 🙂 Looks like you all had a great time.

  8. WOW! That is a pretty EPIC way to celebrate National Chocolate Week!!! x

  9. Steph says:

    That is a pretty nice place to visit and eat chocolate!!!! It’s all about chocolate so theres nothing bad going to be said about it!!

  10. Such a great idea. Makes afternoon teas look positively old fashioned!

  11. Who doesn’t love chocolate? Id love to go, till when is this on?

  12. Oooh, didn’t know that there was such a thing as National chocolate week! I think my hubby will love that idea 🙂 I don’t have a sweet tooth but everything here looks delicious 🙂

  13. Nadine Hill says:

    It’s like a party at Willy Wonka’s house! I bet you were the best mum in the world to the kids that day!!

  14. Patrick says:

    Were you allowed to ask for a bag of chocolate to take home for family members?

  15. Sarahjane says:

    Chocolate buffet has to be the best two words ever!! I’m trying to be good right now and this is not helping haha

  16. Oh my goodness, this is enough to have me running to the cupboard for something sweet, what a feast for the senses.

  17. Oh My God, I’ve found my heaven. Chocolate is something I love a *bit* too much and I would have highly enjoyed this. These photos are making my mouth water…

  18. OMG this would literally be my favourite experience ever! I am a huge chocaholic and would love nothing more than to sit next to that chocolate fountain with my mouth wide open, haha!

  19. Laura says:

    This looks amazing. I may have to book a special visit just for this! Waffles and pancakes covered in chocolate and with fruit sounds so delicious.

  20. OMG this sounds like heaven. We are a family of chocoholics so all 5 of us would love to go along and enjoy a chocolate buffet. I think mine would be full within the first 10 minutes knowing them and the way they eat chocolate they wouldn’t need the whole 90.

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