Chocolate Indulgence Break
We had dinner on the Friday night and it was the BEST food we have ever had ;our favourite restaurant now! Diane and Robert Chr .Corbridge,
Arrival Days: Wednesdays/ Fridays:
6.45pm Meet Sophie Jewett, proprietor of York Cocoa House and hotel General Manager David Brooks, for a Drinks and Canapes Reception in the Ellen Best Room, with a Chocolate Beer and Chocolate Wine tasting - plus a short presentation, to hear about your Saturday morning visit to York Cocoa House.
7.30pm Dinner in D.C.H. A special four - course Chocolate Tasting Menu compiled by the hotel's team of Chefs.
7.30am - 9.30am. Yorkshire Breakfast in D.C.H
11.30am -1.30pm. A visit to York Cocoa House
York Cocoa House looks forward to welcoming you, to learn the secrets of chocolate making. Learn of the origins of chocolate, how it is made from bean to bar, and then how chocolate can be transformed into delicious chocolate truffles.
Watch a demonstration of the skills of working with chocolate, and share the art of chocolate tempering, hand-dipping and packaging. And then it's your turn! Enjoy using your new-found skills to create and take home 300g of your very own gorgeous creations! You'll also be presented with recipes - with the compliments of York Cocoa House.
1.30pm - 3.15 pm Free time in the city. Take in the sights. York Minster, Castle Museum. City Walls. National Railway Museum. York Dungeon or some Retail Therapy!
3.30pm Depart from the hotel for Afternoon Cream Tea in The Mansion House or Goddard's plus a guided tour of one of these stately residences (transport provided). The Mansion House is the Lord Mayor of York's official town residence. Goddard's is the beautifully restored ancestral home of The Terry family. Now open to the public, and owned by the National Trust.
5.30pm Return to hotel. This evening is free time. Guests receive a complimentary bottle of wine per couple should they wish to eat in D.C.H or THE COURT (two courses minimum, including a main course please)
Departure Days: Fridays/Sundays:
7.30am-10am. Yorkshire Breakfast in D.C.H
10.30am Meet in the hotel foyer for a 5-minute escorted walk to York's CHOCOLATE Story, York's newest visitor attraction, for a special tour exclusively for our Indulgence Break guests where youll be taken on a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York. Learn how to taste chocolate like a true connoisseur and discover what made York the UK's centre of chocolate production. Explore the stories behind the brands we've all grown up with through meeting the founding families of York's chocolate story as well as the people of York who made, packed and shipped some of the world's favourite sweets.
12 noon. Return to hotel- and fond farewells.
Our CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE WEEKEND guests are offered a late checkout facility, until12.30pm - but WHY NOT STAY A LITTLE LONGER?
Perhaps a Traditional Sunday Lunch in D.C.H- available at a 20% discount from the three Course Menu price of £23.50
perhaps THE COURT Cafe-Bistro will tempt you with a 10% discount. Two Courses minimum, please. Vouchers for both these offers are in your Welcome Pack.
Oh, we almost forgot! We will have a little gift for you to take home!
CHOCOLATE INDULGENCE BREAK Dates for 2013
Wed-Thurs May 29th/30th
Fri-Sat June 14th/15th
Wed-Thurs June 26th/27th
Fri-Sat July 19th/20th,
Wed-Thurs July 31st-August 1st,
Fri-Sat Aug 16th/17th
Wed-Thurs Aug 28th/ 29th,
Fri-Sat 20th/21st Sept
Wed-Thurs 25th/26th Sept,
Fri-Sat October 19th/20th
Fri- Sat November 15th/16th
Wed-Thurs Nov 27th/ 28th,
Other dates for 2013 can be requested but are subject to availability and minimum numbers of guests
Prices are per couple per 2-night break fully inclusive of all details mentioned in the itinerary
ROOM TYPE Standard Superior Deluxe 4-Poster de Luxe
Weekdays: £695 £735 £760 £790
Weekends: £755 £795 £820 £850
The Dean Court Hotel reserves the right to substitute or reschedule elements of these special arrangements, should matters beyond its control necessitate. Such substitutions will be of equal or greater value.