How to host a Chocolate Dinner Party

Posted on by Elizabeth Shaw

Everyone remembers that indulgent slow motion scene in a certain film about chocolate, featuring Johnny Depp, where the guests are seated around a table complete with rich chocolate filled plates. The camera slowly focuses on an oozing drizzle of melted chocolate sauce being poured over a plate of mouth-watering food....

Sorry, where were we?

Ah yes, Here's our tips for hosting your very own version of a chocolate themed dinner party!

To begin

Dinner parties normally begin with a perfectly balanced soup, not to filling yet just enough to whet your appetite. To start the chocolate evening the right way, try this Mexican inspired soup enriched with semi-sweet chocolate and a hint of spice.

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Perfectly cooked venison with chocolate sauce.
To really up the wow-factor, take a leaf out of Johnny Depp's book and pour the chocolate sauce at the table.

For the main event

Impress your guests with this decadent plate of perfectly cooked venison with a chocolate sauce. To really up the wow-factor, take a leaf out of Johnny Depp's book and pour the chocolate sauce at the table.

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If venison isn't quite your style, try a classic bowl of Chili con Carne, such as Nigella's recipe with a few squares of dark chocolate mixed through at the last minute to add a deep, sweet richness to the dish.

It wouldn't be a party without the dessert!

Surely, there's nothing more spectacular to serve for dessert than a platter piled high with soft, fluffy profiteroles filled with a luxuriously light cream and drizzled in melted chocolate?

This recipe for Profiteroles with lemon curd ice cream and chocolate sauce makes for an ideal summer-y end to a meal.

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Coffee

Bring your dinner party to an impressive close with a freshly brewed French press, your best cups and a few final chocolate-y mouthfuls.

Serve this with a few boxes of our latest chocolate creation - Elizabeth Shaw Bites, to complete the evening. Discover our new range here.

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