Baroque chocolate making

Live cookery

Live cookery

When

  • Start date: 16 February 2019
  • End date: 24 February 2019
10:00-16:00 - Drop in to Henry VIII's Kitchens.

Ticketing information

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visit the cooks in the historic kitchens to discover the wonders of one of Baroque Britain's most fashionable ingredients from the New World - chocolate!

Two centuries before artisan chocolate became a thing, and when the only way of making chocolate was from 'bean to bar', join our history cooks to find out the the tips and tricks used during the reign of Queen Anne.  

Discover how to turn exotic, central American chocolate beans into hot drinks and desserts, and learn why the bar of chocolate wasn't produced until over one hundred years later.

You can even try your hand at making chocolate the Baroque way!

Important information

This event takes place in Henry VIII's Kitchens

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Highlights Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gardener attends to the Great Vine under its green branches at Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

Listed in 2005 as the world's longest grape vine, the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace is a fantastic spectacle.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A Georgian cook in red and white overalls prepares food in the Royal Kitchens at Kew Palace
Things to see

Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.

Closed until 05 April 2019

Kew Palace

Included in Kew Gardens admission

Introduced by Lucy Worsley, this delicious book is full of exquisite historical chocolate recipes fit for a queen.

Chocolate fit for a Queen

Introduced by Lucy Worsley, this delicious book is full of exquisite historical chocolate recipes fit for a queen.

£10.00

Perfect for a royal chocoholic, these crown luxury chocolates are made from a blend of white and dark Belgian chocolate.

Mini crown luxury chocolates

Perfect for a royal chocoholic, these crown luxury chocolates are made from a blend of white and dark Belgian chocolate.

£8.99

Boxed gift set contains 4 Royal palace teacups and saucers, 4 Royal palace side tea plates, cake stand, 1 set of Royal palace napkins from our Royal Palace china collection. 
Created exclusively for Historic Royal Palaces, this elegantly designed tea set is made in England using fine bone china and is finished in 22ct gold.

Royal Palace bone china tea set

This beautifully boxed gift set contains a pair of tea cups from our Royal Palace china collection and matching tea strainer.

£375.00