Nothing like a little festive chocolate making to get you in the Christmas mood!

About this experience

December 16 | 9:30am- 3:30pm | Celebrate Christmas with handmade festive chocolate, taught by the chocolatier herself - Chef Sanjana Patel of La Folie. In her interactive class, Chef Sanjana will start with the basics i.e tempering of milk, dark and white chocolate, which will then be used to create delicious variants of chocolate, including bonbons, truffles and ganaches but with a festive twist. This class is perfect for home bakers and aspiring chocolatiers who want to further hone their skills, learn to create fusion and experimental flavour combinations. What you will learn: -Mulled wine bonbon -Spiced tea latte bonbon -Spiced apple cider bonbon -Rum truffle -Grand Marnier orange truffles -Marzipan ganache Please note: The recipes are subject to change. *Light lunch and refreshments will be provided.*

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As the Creative Director and Executive Chef at La Folie, Sanjana helms the luxury chocolate boutique La Folie Du Chocolate and La Folie Lab – the brand’s café bistro in Bandra. Having graduated in Food Management from London and Chocolate Technology in Germany, she was selected at École Grégoire Ferrandi in Paris, a reputed pastry and chocolate art school.

At 22, Sanjana started as an apprentice at Pierre Hermé. After stints with talents such as Jean-Charles Rochoux, Patrick Roger and Olivier Bajard, she donned the role of the Chief of Chocolate Production under Chef Camille Lesecq at Hotel Le Meurice. She moved on to Hotel Plaza Athénée in the Dorchester Collection, under Chef Christophe Michalak and Chef Alain Ducasse. Over the years, she has received national and global accolades. She was crowned India’s Pastry Queen in 2015 and ranked as the 4th Best Pastry Chef globally at the World Pastry Queen Competition in 2016.