wish list - Melt, Notting Hill
Written by Oryx
Melt is a delectable chocolate boutique where the chocolates are designed and made by the in-house chocolatiers. Louise Nason is the founder of the shop based in the heart of bustling Notting Hill.
“I am a complete coffee fiend (fussy!) and find it extraordinarily hard to find a good coffee anywhere (apart from home where I make it super strong),” she says. “But I had a very good flat white at the new Bill Granger restaurant recently – a stone’s throw from Melt. I also like Tom’s Deli on Westbourne Grove for ambience – a buzzy, gossipy place for locals.”
Dissolve one of Melt’s Hot Chocolate Blocks in a cup of hot milk or cream for a blissful hot chocolate drink. The stylishly wrapped blocks have individual flavour notes, the cocoa coming from a single origin including Venezuela, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, the Caribbean, or Colombia.
Around US$3.85 each.
Love Bar is an irresistible crunchy milk chocolate bar. The silkiness of the milk chocolate has been combined with a crunchy feuillantine to create a very special bar, perfect for sharing.
Around US$11.95 per 90g bar.
Fruit Raspberry Bonbon Lollipops
Not just for kids, these lollipops are fruity raspberry and soft rose ganache dipped in dark chocolate and decorated with silver balls and rose petals. The elegant, soft taste and unusual look of the lollipops make them a fun addition to a dinner party.
Around US$5.25 each.
Melt founder Louise Nason and Head Chocolatier Chika Watanabe created all the recipes for this mouth-watering book, ranging from something for the chocolate novice to more adventurous recipes for those seeking a greater challenge.
59 Ledbury Road
London, W11 2AA
Tel: +44 20 7727 5030