New Chocolate Kitchen at Hampton Court Palace

FROM February 14 2014, visitors to Hampton Court Palace can explore the 18th century Chocolate Kitchen - an almost perfect survival that has never been open to the public before.
Step back in time in the beautifully preserved Chocolate Kitchen, explore the story of royal chocolate making in the adjacent live kitchen and see and smell the fully re-created and set-dressed Chocolate Room.
Sitting within a group of private kitchens and preparation areas, the newly conserved Chocolate Kitchen was where Thomas Tosier, the King's chocolate maker roasted cocoa beans, ground them into chocolate paste and prepared the King's favourite chocolate drink.
In the re-created Chocolate Room, visitors will see all of the expensive chocolate serving equipment from silver chocolate pots to delicate porcelain cups and the fabulous confections and table displays designed to impress the King.

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