Chocolatier wins Gold, Silver and Bronze in
Iain Burnett The Highland Chocolatier, based at Grandtully,
between Aberfeldy and Pitlochry, has received five awards - one in
every category entered for his unique Velvet Truffles. The
international Academy of Chocolate Awards were held at Fortnum
& Masons, London.
The Academy is an organisation for chocolate professionals, with
leading food journalists and Michelin starred chefs tasting and
scoring the entries. Entries were sent in by top chocolatiers all
around the world.
Iain Burnett's Velvet Truffles were awarded two Golds, two
Silvers and one Bronze for Best Truffle and Best Filled Chocolate
The winning recipes included:-
Burnett said, "It is particularly gratifying to see the top
awards going to the Velvet Truffle in its purest form, where the
judges were tasting only the delicate flavour profiles of the
cocoas and fresh dairy."
The Highland Chocolatier, can be visited at their premises at
Legends of Grandtully. Grandtully is a small village on the banks
of the river Tay, on the A827 between the towns of Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and Pitlochry.
In the last 5 years that Iain Burnett has caught the attention
of the culinary world, nominations and awards have been
accumulating including Scotland Food & Drink Excellence, Best
Food Service Product, Great Taste Triple Gold Stars, Spirit of
Scotland, and Food Tourism for his creation of the Scottish
Chocolate Centre, an exhibition dedicated to gourmet chocolate.