Arrival Days: Wednesdays/ Fridays:
2.30pm – 5.30pm Afternoon Chocolate Cream Tea – in THE COURT – the hotel’s popular Cafe-Bistro
6.45pm Meet Sophie Jewett, proprietor of York Cocoa House and the hotel’s 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 five – course Chocolate Tasting Menu compiled by the hotel’s team of Chefs. (Not suitable for vegetarians/Vegans). An alternative menu can be atrranged
7.30am - 10am. 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 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 Afternoon 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. (THIS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY). Gather in hotel foyer for 3.30pm prompt please
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 YORK CHOCOLATE STORY, York’s newest visitor attraction. A special tour exclusively for our Indulgence Break guests where you’ll 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. Meet in the hotel foyer by 10.30am for the 5-minute (escorted) walk to York Chocolate Story . This tour lasts approximately 90mins. 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 £24.50
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 2014
March 14th & 15th, April 18th & 19th (EASTER WEEKEND), May 16th & 17th, June 13th & 14th, July 18th & 19th, August 15th & 16th, September 19th & 20th, October 17th & 18th, November 14th & 15th
Weekday dates available on request
Prices are per couple per 2-night break fully inclusive of all details mentioned in the itinerary
ROOM TYPE Standard Superior Deluxe 4-Poster
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.