TUCK BOX: Festive favourites

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Sheffield chocolatier Libby Carl has launched a new Limited Edition range with a seasonal flavour.

Libby, a trained chef who launched Cocoa Chic last year, has combined some of her favourite festive tastes to create treats including chocolate stollen wafers with marzipan, mixed fruit and nuts; dark chocolate candied orange, cranberry and pecan chunks; plus speciality items including eggnog and amaretto stirrers, and peppermint-infused Christmas coins.

All are available at local farmers’ markets and fairs or from the Cocoa Chic website.

Honey Pie to close

The Honey Pie Tearoom in Woodseats is to close later this year. The café, which began life in the Meersbrook Park pavilion, moved to its Chesterfield Road premises two years ago. Owner Jo Hardiman broke the news via Facebook, telling customers: “It is with huge heartbreak that I must share with you that my beloved tearoom will be coming to an end.” But she has since reavealed that the business is to be taken over, with a new look and new name.

Diner hits a high note

New city-centre restaurant 
Inox Dine is launching the first of its monthly Sunday lunches this weekend, starring jazz singer Nicola Farnon. December’s event will feature singer-songwriter Joel White. The menu, by head chef Joe Berry, offers a choice of four dishes per course, priced £14.50 for mains and £5.50 each for starters and desserts.

Success at the double

Urban Pantry at Crookes has hit double top by winning two major accolades within days. First the delicatessen – which was opened 18 months ago by Reece Lippolis – won national acclaim when it was voted runner-up in the Best Independent Retailer category of the annual Observer Food Monthly Awards. And on Monday it took honours in the same category of the Eat Sheffield Awards.