Pop-ups are all the rage with our favourite chocolatiers at the moment. Recently we’ve been to the opening of Paul A Young and Paul Wayne Gregory’s pop-up shops, and last night we were invited to the launch of Damian Allsop’s Christmas pop-up shop at The Corinthia Hotel in Central London.
The shop can be found just off the lobby and shares the beautiful space with a florist. On display are a selection of Damian’s ‘Eat London’ chocolate bars, his famous ‘cloud’ chocolates and his speciality water ganaches, including a small collection made especially for the hotel (review coming soon). We had a chance to try most of them, and they were universally wonderful.
Also on sale will be these slightly mad ‘Tequila Slammer’ chocolates. Flavoured with lemon and salt and served with a pipette of tequila to squeeze onto your tongue before eating the chocolate whole. They’re guaranteed to make you screw up your face in delight.
Chocolates are available to buy in boxes, or loose. They’re very reasonably priced too, starting at just 75p each for the lighter ‘cloud’ chocolates and £1 for the water ganaches. That compares very favourably to other top chocolatiers in London. If you’ve not tried Damian’s chocolates before, this is the perfect opportunity to try a few while picking up some Christmas presents.
The Pop-Up will be open 11am to 7pm on the following dates:
Thursday 22 November to Saturday 24 November
Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December
Thursday 6 December to Saturday 8 December
Thursday 13 Dec to Saturday 15 Dec
Monday 17 Dec to Sunday 23 Dec
Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place (Shop entrance on Northumberland Avenue)
London SW1A 2BD
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 8181