Chocolate 101 with Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renaud in Sinfully Circles, Makati Shangrila

Chocolate 101 with Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renaud in Sinfully Circles, Makati Shangri-La

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When In Manila, learn something new! I’ve joined various workshops but all of them were arts & crafts related, so this time I’m gonna venture into my first love — FOOD. And what could be sweeter than a CHOCOLATE 101 workshop, right? Check out my delectable experience at the Chocolate 101 workshop with Sinfully Circles’ Executive Pastry Chef, Romain Renaud. 

 

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The Chocolate 101 class is priced at Php 3,500 net per person and that already includes all the ingredients to be used, a chocolate buffet, sparkling wine, recipe card and a certificate. Every penny is well-spent as you will certainly learn a lot from the class and you’ll get to take home some chocolate goodies too! :D

 

Let’s begin! 

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Our first creation would be the Homemade Chocolate Milky Jam.  Chef Romain introduced us to the class basics and of course, the wonderful world of chocolates.

 

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Making chocolates takes a lot of patience. There’s a lot of waiting to do and  watching the temperature is highly important. We definitely learned a lot in the process and I can’t wait to get a chance to create some of these sweet treats at home! 

 

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Making the CHOCOLATE COOKIES AND FLEUR DE SEL. I could say that this was my favorite (aside from the Nutella treat we made) ;)

 

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Sweet and salty, who would’ve thought that they are perfect for each other. ♥ And you know what, champagne makes it a whole lot better. 

 

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 We also whipped up some LIGHT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE and HOMEMADE NUTELLA, both of which are heavenly. Also, the Nutella we made was better tasting that the ones in the market. ;)

 

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Chef Romain tempering the chocolate we will be using for the Homemade Ferrero Rocher – yup! THAT Ferrero Rocher!

 

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Popping the hazelnut into the truffle shells

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Rolling the shells in crushed hazelnuts

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Letting it dry before covering it again in tempered chocolate *drools* and voila! The one we made are a whole lot better!

 

Our last creation for that afternoon were CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOWS. I’ve been dying to make these again, probably next year! :)

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Marshmallow blocks rolled in cacao with gold powder

 

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The Chocolate 101 Class with Chef Romain

 

When In Manila, every day is an opportunity to learn something new! Sign up yourself on one of Makati Shangri-la’s exceptional workshops!
 
Thank you so much, chef Romain for the wonderful time! Me and my sister (@catsmille) enjoyed so much that we kept on gushing about the chocolate treats we bought home with us. :D If you’re interested to join one of Makati Shangri-la’s awesome workshops, follow their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MakatiShangrilaThey offer various workshops all-year round so watch out for their announcements! 
 
 
 
 

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Chocolate 101 with Executive Pastry Chef Romain Renaud in Sinfully Circles, Makati Shangri-La






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