Tag Archives: class

Chocolate-tasting classes in Vancouver

REGISTER for chocolate-tasting classes in Vancouver

WHEN:
Friday, January 27, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Elysian Coffee | 590 West Broadway (at Ash), Vancouver

COST:
$20 + HST and service charges

Chocolate-tasting classes in Vancouver – Elysian Coffee

Cacao pods and cacao beans

REGISTER for chocolate-tasting classes in Vancouver

**Update, December 12, 2012: Due to popular demand, I’ve added an additional class on Friday, February 10, 2012. Huzzah!

Chocolate and coffee make a great pairing, as any good cafe mocha will demonstrate. But there’s more to it than that—coffee and chocolate begin as tropical fruit, a far cry from the morning beverage or afternoon treat that we think of. They’re both fermented to initiate flavour development, both roasted to develop that flavour, and both have the potential to offer incredible flavour profiles.

What’s more, coffee and chocolate can be as fine as you want, or as crappy and mass-market as you want. Which is why my next round of chocolate-tasting classes will be at Elysian Coffee.

If you’ve taken my classes before, you’re in for a new kind of experience. Here’s the twist: we’ll be doing a blind tasting. It’s an opportunity to find out what you really like, rather than what you think you should like. After the tasting, there will be plenty of time for discussion, questions and stories (and of course, you’ll find out what you tasted).

And for those who haven’t taken a chocolate-tasting class before, this is an excellent way to dive in. If you have taste buds, you’ll do just fine.

WHEN:
Friday, January 27, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday, February 3, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Friday, February 10, 2012 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. **NEW**

WHERE:
Elysian Coffee | 590 West Broadway (at Ash), Vancouver

COST:
$20 + HST and service charges

REGISTER for chocolate-tasting classes in Vancouver. Classes are limited to 12 people, so don’t dawdle.

Chocolate-tasting class at Kafka’s Coffee and Tea

Chocolate 201Spring has sprung! It means spring cleaning, gardening and maybe (please, pretty please?) the opportunity to trade our winter coats for lighter jackets. We can only hope.

For chocolatiers, this is a hectic time of making chocolate-shaped bunnies, eggs and chicks. And for me, it means it’s time to get out from behind my little desk and teach a class or two.

Chocolate tasting at Kafka’s Coffee & Tea

Once again, I’ll be teaching at Kafka’s Coffee & Tea. Learn about where chocolate comes from, how it’s made, and the wacky personalities behind the products. For those who haven’t taken a chocolate-tasting class before, this is a great introduction to the world of fine chocolate. And if you’ve already attended one of my classes, you’ll know that one of the best ways to improve your palate is to practice. Lots.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Kafka’s Coffee & Tea (2525 Main Street, Vancouver)
$15 plus HST and service fees.

Purchase tickets in advance: http://chocolate-tasting.eventbrite.com/

The last session sold out, so don’t dawdle!

Here’s what people have said about previous sessions:

“[I] enjoyed learning about the background information on chocolate making and chocolatiers! I’ll be more discerning and appreciative of chocolate now that I am better informed.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the event – hard to say anything bad about an event where you get to taste chocolate! I especially enjoyed the anecdotes about all the various chocolate manufacturers – it is great to know a thing or two about the way your food is made and the people who make it.”

Chocolate tasting night at Kafka’s Coffee and Tea

Chocolate 201Who likes chocolate? You like chocolate! What better way to indulge your habit than with a chocolate tasting?

Details:
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Kafka’s Coffee & Tea (2525 Main Street, Vancouver)
Admission: $10 minimum donation to A Loving Spoonful (see below)

We’ll talk about where chocolate comes from and how it is transformed from a cacao bean into a delectable treat. Learn how to taste chocolate–and best of all, practice tasting with a variety of chocolates, personally chosen by me, featuring some of my favourite chocolate makers.

For an idea of who I’ve profiled in my chocolate tasting classes, check out my recap of the Chocolate 201 series that I did with Xoxolat earlier this year. I make no guarantees that I’ll feature the same chocolate makers, but I do promise that it’ll be fun, educational and delicious.

Cost of admission is a minimum of $10, which will be donated to A Loving Spoonful, a Vancouver-based agency that provides free, nutritious food for those living with HIV/AIDS. Tax receipts will be issued for amounts over $20.

You must pre-register. Limited space is available, so don’t delay!

To register, fill in the handy-dandy contact form below. You can also register in person at Kafka’s Coffee & Tea or call them at 604.569.2967.

UPDATE: This session is full! Please fill out my contact form if you’d like to be added to my list of lovely people who find out about chocolatey things before everyone else. I promise not to share your email address without your permission, and especially not to share it with spambots, telemarketers or Girl Guides hawking cookies (no matter how cute they are).