With Valentine’s day approaching, you might need a last minute idea for your sweethearts. If you happen to be in Bangkok, take them to the sweetest spot in the city: the chocolate making class at Chocolab (at the Sofitel So Bangkok).
We started off our session with a nice cappuccino and an even nicer Viennese (!) hot chocolate.
After getting inspired by the beautiful decoration and the really nice cake and pralines selection, it was time for us to get started. The chef and his team showed us some of their artworks made from chocolate and explained all the ingredients we used for our pralines.
The pros among you could aim for making your own chocolate roses or a chess board.
We aimed a bit lower and went for chocolate truffles made from dark chocolate and whipped cream.
Our second challenge was to decorate chocolate hexagons (the one above was the “role model” made by the chef, you will see the difference to our creations in a bit 😉 ).
The team was really nice and extremely patient (some of us were more and others a bit less talented…).
Here are our results. Not as beautiful as the originals but they tasted amazing!
The session lasted about 2.5 hours and cost THB 800 (about USD 23), including all ingredients and of course we could take the chocolate home with us in really cute boxes (for the more successful patissiers among us, some only got a paper bag 😀 ).
If you have aspirations to become a hobby patissier, or if you simply love chocolate, I highly recommend Chocolab’s class. It’s a really cool activity for couples, best friends and also great for kids. The level will be adapted to the participants.