During Valentine’s Day season Karuizawa’s Hotel Bleston Court has a campaign called “Chocolat Ladies Trip”.
You get to stay in a cottage while you immerse yourself in all types of chocolate sweets. Not only that you can have a special chocolate cake baked for you while consulting with the chef to take home! (You also receive the recipe for it as well).
For those who have a sweet tooth this is the perfect trip! Come and get your golden ticket to this fantastic chocolate filled trip.
First get warmed up with a cup of steaming hot chocolate
Because Valentine’s Day is close, Karuizawa’s Bleston Court is holding a special event from 1-30-2015 to 2-14-2015, which consists of a guest plan that will make any true chocoholic satisfied, called “Chocolat Ladies Trip”. This plan is perfect for any chocolate lover as well as anyone looking to create a handmade chocolate treat for that special someone.
It starts off with a hot chocolate at “The Lounge” on the first floor of Hotel Bleston Court as a welcome drink.
Most will think a chocolate drink would be pretty thick but the hot chocolate they serve here is very smooth and goes down extremely easily.
In the saucer next to the teacup is a Shinshu pear, ginger, and melted fresh cream. The acidity of the pear changes the hot chocolate into a fruity flavor. Start by drinking the hot chocolate as is and then try it with the fruit sauce to enjoy the different renditions of this classic drink.
Access to the Karuizawa Hotel Bleston Court Hotel Bleston Court is located 15 minutes by car from Karuizawa Station, and only 5 minutes by car from Nakakaruizawa. There is a free shuttle bus that departs from Karuizawa Station’s South Exit which helps take the strain off of expenses.
A collaboration of France, Shinshu, and chocolate! A luxurious chocolate party
Here are the many treats that are served as the main course in the Chocolat Party.
On the glass dishware is a French dessert called petites fours. With traditional French sweets such as madeleine, sablé, nougat expertly paired with local Shinshu ingredients (apple honey, raspberry, and walnut miso) made into cholate with originality. Each has a very natural overtone of the local ingredients but aren’t overpowering!
The tart cake that is served in the hall is refreshing with a gelee inside made from raspberries and red currant. It is a spectacular dish where you can experience the bitterness of the chocolate and the tartness of the fruit at the same time. (* depending on the season the menu may change)
The 3 types of chocolates in the foreground are for tasting. Each one has a different country of origin of cacao and the taste is profoundly different.
The patisserie makes an appearance to cut the cake
For the tart cake, the patisserie appears to cut it into bite sized pieces.
While you revel in the tart, you can discuss with the chef the cake you want to take home as a gift. You choose the cacao you prefer and how much you want of it as well as the dried fruits you want and the patisserie will bake a custom cake for you.
Have him make it for you personally, or turn it into a present for that special someone.
Suffice it to say Valentine’s Day is a special day for women so this is where to bring you’re A game and help create an excellent chocolate snack.
A single standing cottage for sleep
Karuizawa as you may know and admire is well known to be a destination as a vacation area with villas and cottage life as an attraction.
At Hotel Bleston Court all the rooms are cottage types so you can maintain a high level of privacy and take part in that summer home lifestyle.
In the Chocolat Ladies Trip plan you can choose either a standard cottage or a terrace villa. After being thoroughly comforted with sweet chocolate hang out and relax with your friends in the spacious quarters.
The custom cake that you ordered awaits you in the morning.
When you check out a French snack called gugelhupf is waiting for you to take home. This baked treat is made from the chocolate that you chose during the tasting portion of the Chocolat Party. Not only do you get the cake but you also get the recipe for that as well.
If you follow the recipe you can recreate the same flavor as the one made by the pro. For those that are looking to make an impression on their special someone with a extra special chocolate, this is the perfect gift.
What is included in the Chocolat Ladies Trip Plan
Chocolat Ladies Trip is a vacation plan in sync with Valentine’s season.
First off you hang out at the lounge and experience the extravagant chocolate show, then stay in an opulent cottage. Even more you get a sweet memento to take home made just for you.
Here is what you get in the Chocolat Ladies Trip: A stay at any of the hotel rooms Sweets and drink at The Lounge A Gugelhupf au chocolat to take home Breakfast (a galette made from Shinshu buckwheat and a half buffet) * Chocolat Ladies Trip runs from 1-30-2015 to 2-15-2015
With all of the above included
It only costs 16,500 JPY per person and up (the price if you stay with another guest in a room). With a stay at a Hoshino Resort room, and a fully immersive chocolat experience in the luxurious lounge the Chocolat Ladies Trip is very reasonable!
To make it a great Valentine’s Day you have to be prepared. With a cake made with the recipe you got during the Chocolat Ladies Trip you just might spark that romance!? *FYI although it is themed as a ladies trip if you want you can come as a couple.
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