Chocolate & Wine Tasting

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This special program is scheduled for: Thursday November 12th from 6:30 – 8:00. It will start with the story of chocolate – where it comes from and how it is made. Then after a brief introduction to wine-tasting techniques,  we will taste up to 5 wines which have been specially selected to pair well with the … Read More

The dark side!

If you REALLY REALLY love dark chocolate – this program is for you!! We start with the “Chocolate Story” (where does chocolate come from and how is it made.)  then we taste about 8 dark chocolates –  ranging in cacao content from 40% – 90%! Featured chocolates are from many origins in South … Read More

Chocolate and …..

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This fun tasting pairs chocolate with some other food group (or drink) For this event we will feature fruit as well as chocolate. There are many common and beloved combinations of chocolate and fruit. After the brief “Story of Chocolate” we will taste some of these including chocolate-dipped strawberries, blueberry ganache … Read More

Confectionery Coating

A confectionery coating is a product made to simulate chocolate in look and taste but is not a true chocolate as it contains no cocoa butter. (the natural fat in the cocoa bean).  Chocolates with cocoa butter require special handling so some chefs may choose to use a confectionery coating … Read More

Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is the natural fat in the cocoa bean.  In fact just over 50% of a cocoa bean is cocoa butter. (It’s a “good” fat – made of the “good” cholesterol which helps rid our bodies of the “bad” cholesterol). Depending on the application, most chefs need a certain … Read More

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