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Gelupo Launches Chocolate Sagra in Support of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity

SEEN has learned that Gelupo, Jacob Kenedy’s highly lauded artisan gelateria in Soho, will this January, launch a Chocolate Sagra, a month-long chocolate festival; something to sweeten the coldest month.

As the nation crumbles, breaking their New Year’s resolutions mid-January, Gelupo will launch a Chocolate Sagra to sweeten the post-holiday blues with a totally irresistible series of chocolate treats, including 10 unique chocolate Gelato flavours, chocolate drinks, chocolate waffle cones and a unique range of Italian chocolate products.

The pièce de résistance of Gelupo’s Chocolate Sagra will be a gigantic block of dark chocolate produced by Gelupo. Visitors to Gelupo will be invited to chisel away at the enormous chocolate bar, after donating to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (£5 minimum). SEEN will happily be at the head of the queue for this.

Also available in store will be chocolate deli products and variations on Gelupo’s famous signature hot chocolate. New hot chocolate flavours will include Chocolate and Chilli and Indian Chai, whilst classics such as the Gianduja (Venezuelan Cru and Piedmont Hazelnut) and Chocoffogato (Black or Gianduja with Espresso Gelato) will also be available. Now we’re talking…

The Sagra will support Great Ormond Street Hospital’s research into pioneering new treatments for children, providing the most up-to-date medical equipment, funding support services for children and their families, and supporting the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital.

Finally, passers-by on Soho’s famous Archer Street will be drawn towards a spectacular chocolate window display, by the intoxicating aroma of melted chocolate from Gelupo’s bewitching chocolate diffuser. Chocolate, an excellent charity initiative and the ambience of Soho in Winter… what more could you want?

Launched in June 2010, Gelupo is the second venture from chef Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo, also behind Bocca di Lupo, the award-winning Italian restaurant in Soho. A traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar, Gelupo is located opposite Kenedy’s celebrated trattoria on Archer Street. Italian gelato is made daily at Gelupo, with exceptional flavours that include ricotta, coffee & honey and pine nut & fennel seed, alongside superlative renditions of Italian classics such as pistachio and mint stracciatella.

7 Archer Street, off Rupert Street