Chocolatier of choice Sebastien Kobelt’s ‘pop up’ Chocolate Menu at Purslane

Due to the success of this event Purslane and Sebastien are hosting more Chocolate Tasting events, contact the restaurant on the number below to find out more.

Award-winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier Sebastian Kobelt is ‘popping up’ in fine dining restaurant, Purslane with a dessert-only tasting menu on Monday 13th January.


Sebastian is well known in the industry for supplying some of Scotland’s best hotels and restaurants with his Artisan chocolates and fine Pâtisserie is very excited about the prospect of two local businesses joining forces to create something completely new. Although he hasn’t spend much time in a busy restaurant kitchen lately he’s no stranger to it, having headed up pastry sections of “The Kitchin” and “Castle Terrace” prior to setting up his own business in 2011.

Sebastian commented on the inspiration behind the dessert tasting menu: “The trend goes towards using more and more savoury elements in desserts. So it made sense to experiment and create an entire dessert tasting menu. This menu is a result of weeks of experimenting and refining. It uses ingredients such as vinegar, olives, and goat cheese and finishes with everybody’s favourite… Chocolate!”

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Paul Gunning commented ahead of the event in January: “Sebastian is extremely talented and has supplied the restaurant with his chocolates and petit fours since we opened and I couldn’t think of anyone better to host this event. We are excited for Sebastian’s debut in the New Year and hope to make it a permanent fixture at the restaurant.”

Sweet Take Over – Tasting Menu

Palate Cleanser
Amuse Bouche

Elderberry & lychee


Plums “à la greque”

(2011 Pinot Noir Domaine de Valmoissine – France)


Baileys and Bramley apple

(De Soto Amontillado Sherry – Spain)


White chocolate, pumpkin and sea buckthorn

(2011 Jordan Mellifera Noble Late Harvest Riesling – South Africa)


Pear and goat cheese

(Quinta do Noval 10yr old Tawny Port – Portugal)


Earl Grey tea, chocolate and grapefruit

(2007 Etim Verema Tardana Negre – Spain)

Coffee and petit fours

£35 per person
£52 per person (with matching wines)

Purslane 030313 (5 of 54)

Purslane Restaurant, St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

To book, please contact the restaurant on 0131 226 3500

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2 Responses to “Chocolatier of choice Sebastien Kobelt’s ‘pop up’ Chocolate Menu at Purslane”

  1. January 10, 2014 at 11:33 am #

    A five-course dessert menu! That’s about the best idea I’ve heard in ages.
    More of them, please 🙂

    • Nadine
      January 21, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      Ha, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth myself but I believe it was a success

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