A long weekend dedicated to chocolate! (posted 31st March 2015)
Russian Tsar Nicholas II may have commissioned Peter Carl Faberge to create his world famous master pieces for his beloved Alexandra, and if anyone were so inclined to give me a Faberge Egg I'd be exceptionally grateful. However, I won't be holding my breath. But I will be holding out for one of these masterpieces...
There is a handy M&S near our office and every time we pop in there is a tempting display of chocolatey Easter egg delights, strategically positioned at gazing level as you rise up to the food level on the escalator. The centre piece is a handmade Giant Golden Lattice Egg, retailing for £40.
Hotel Chocolat are featuring an Ostrich Easter Egg. Weighing in at 1.1kg it has a thick chocolate shell and contains a selection of 27 chocolates with a variety of fillings, including praline, caramel and champagne truffles. This is slightly more expensive and will set you back by £75.
Harrods has a Family Feast Easter Hamper that will tend to all of your Easter needs (namely a variety of chocolate, red and white wine and champagne.) But if you're after a single egg, then perhaps you'll be tempted by Roberto Cavalli's collaboration: Zebra Easter Egg. Retailing for £29.95 this 150g egg is "made extra-special thanks to the edition of zebra stripes..."
Other Easter eggs making a statement are Bulgari's Alain Ducasse Easter Egg, comprising 75% dark chocolate.
From Selfridges there are the Nesting Dolls by Pierre Marcolini
A chocolate Beehive Sculpture from Fortnum & Masons's.
And an Art Deco Easter Egg from Claridges.
Happy Easter, may all your chocolate dreams come true!