Newport chefs to auction six-foot chocolate Christmas tree for charity
7:41am Friday 13th December 2013 in News
The Italian Ristorante Gemelli at the Newport Retail Park, have made a six-foot tall chocolate Christmas tree cake for charity. Pictured is Pasquale Cinotti with his young son Francesco 10, who helped make the Chocolate tree. (2956936)
TWIN chefs who have brought a taste of Italy to Newport for nearly two decades are to auction a six-foot Christmas tree made of chocolate for charity this festive season.
A dozen staff at Gemelli restaurant, in Newport Retail Park, spent weeks creating the treat comprising delicious white, dark and milk chocolate.
Italian restaurateurs Sergio and Pasquale Cinotti, 42, plan to auction the chocolate tree before December 23.
Proceeds of the sale will go to a charity set to be chosen next week.
This week Pasquale Cinotti said: “To make the spheres, the baubles, is a very, very delicate job. It takes a long time.
“My 10-year-old son Francesco participated.
“Over the weekend, he’s been coming over and I have been passing on the passion for patisserie work to him.
“It is the first time we have made a chocolate tree.
“I was challenged by one of our customers.
“It will be nice to see one charity benefit from this.”
The Cinotti brothers opened their first restaurant in Bridge Street, Newport, in 1996.
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