Baravelli’s – We won! Art & Business Cymru – Go North Wales Tourism Awards 2017

We won! Our very own beautiful dragon in the Arts & Business category of the Go North Wales Tourism Awards. Our entry showcased our collection of haute couture Easter Eggs that were the centre piece of the Harrods Food Hall earlier this year. our very own talented Emma Baravelli painstakingly re-created the designs of Camille Walala on a handful of bespoke chocolate eggs.

 

Our thanks to all the judges, to Jim Jones of Go North Wales and to everyone who has supported us. We won!

 

Baravelli’s – Sponsor Local Swimming Team

Baravelli’s are delighted to have sponsored two events at the local Gele Gators Swimming Club recent championships.

Sponsoring the Girls 11 and under 100m free and the Boys 11 and under 100m free with Jessica Brierley won the girls event in a new Club Record time 1:21.36. Congratulations to both of the winners.

 

Jessica joined our recent birthday celebrations and we took the opportunity to snap a photo of this very talented young lady.

Being part of the local North Wales community is at the heart of the Baravelli’s philosophy and encouraging young sportsmen and women is just one of the ways that support local initiatives.

 

 

Baravelli’s – Go North Wales Awards Finalists

And not just in one but in 2 categories! We are delighted to be finalists in the prestigious Go North Wales Tourism Awards in the following categories

  • Best Food and Drink Provider
  • Art & Business Cymru

So the first category is an obvious fit, our bean to bar chocolate now has an international reputation and this year we have bought visitors to Conwy from Japan, Spain and Eastern Europe to name but a few. We are delighted to be a part of the vibrant food and drink scene in Conwy and across North Wales and have partnered with other local businesses including Wild Horse in the production of a chocolate beer.

But Art & Business? There can be no greater example of Art and Business than our collaboration with Harrods earlier this year when we produced a haute couture collection of Easter eggs, each hand painted by our more than talented Emma Baravelli. The eggs carried the designs of Camille Walala and were the centre piece of the Harrods foodhall during the Easter period. We have also produced stunning chocolate show pieces for several corporate events this year including Sci-Fi Wales and the All Wales Boat Show. Ours is a true meeting of art and business.

The awards are on the 16th November wish us luck – go Team Baravelli!

Baravellis – Chocolate and Wine for Christmas

We are delighted to be partnering with Tanners in Chester for an evening of Chocolate and Wine. ‘Chocolate and Drinks Matching’ will take place on Friday 24th November at Tanners in Chester starting at 7pm.

Let’s kick off the Christmas preparations with the perfect partnership, learn which wines work best with chocolate and of course, which chocolates work best with wine.

This is a ticket only event and you can call Tanners now to reserve on 01244 313244 or e-mail chester@tanners-wines.co.uk. the cost is £20 per person and places are limited so early booking is recommended.

For more about Tanners take a look at their website .

We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.

 

Baravellis – Creation of a Chocolate Tardis

Our latest chocolate showpieces was the design and build a chocolate Tardis (that’s Doctor Who speak for those of you not up to speed with these matters!). The Tardis travelled with us on Virgin Trains to be displayed in the First Class Lounge at Euston Station in London.

To show you the amount of time and effort that goes into the production of these magnificent centre pieces we created a time lapse video of Emma Baravelli at work.

Baravelli’s – In Partnership with Harrods for Easter 2017

 We are more than excited by our latest announcement… Baravelli’s Easter Eggs are available at Harrods in Knightsbridge. 

Baravelli’s have been commissioned to craft and hand paint limited-edition Easter Eggs designed by Camille Walala exclusively for Harrods.

Using Harrods own house blend of 41% cocoa milk chocolate, Emma Baravelli, Master Chocolatier, in close collaboration with the team at Harrods, has worked tirelessly to interpret Camille’s designs onto the egg shape and to create 12 eggs, 4 each of 3 designs  The creativity is evident and a reflection of the hours of work – and the Baravelli magic – lavished on each egg. This collection is the haute couture of the chocolate world and will be exclusively available at Harrods.

As part of the collaboration, Baravelli’s will also be producing the Camille Walala Easter Eggs to feature as a centrepiece in Harrods’ famous Kinghtsbridge windows.

‘We have had to source bespoke chocolate moulds and to increase the chocolate output of our workshop specially to complete the Camille Walala and Harrods Easter collection’ said Mark Baravelli, Managing Director.

‘We are one of only a handful of ‘bean to bar’ chocolate producers in the UK we are passionate about the quality and bespoke design of our chocolates and this is an amazing opportunity to work with Harrods.’

The commission is recognition of the tireless dedication of Emma and Mark to their craft and, of course, you can sample the Baravelli brand by either shopping on-line or visiting the shop in Conwy, North Wales. Chocolate – the ultimate Easter gift…

 

Baravelli’s – Keeping up with Demand – February 2017

You love our chocolate so much that we have had to buy another (we now have 3) 15 kilo machine to temper our delicious Baravelli’s bean to bar chocolate. In ‘engineer speak’ it’s a Keychoc MM15 and means that we are now keeping up with the growing demand for our delicious chocolate.

Here’s our new baby, safely installed in our workshop and already hard at work tempering chocolate for all those Valentine gifts.

 

Baravelli’s in the First Class Lounge at London Euston – January 2017

With thanks to Conwy Cynhaliol for their continued support.

Our third trip down to the bright lights of London where Virgin Trains invited their First Class passengers to enjoy a taste of Baravelli’s while they were waiting for their trains. It’s always so wonderful to meet new chocolate lovers and on this occasion we decided that chocolate was definitely the food of love with our Valentine theme.

We spent the day discussing the our handcrafted chocolates with many of the Virgin Train passengers!