Upcoming Bay Area Chocolate Tastings

Chocolate Tasting and Bird Watching in Alameda (Birdathon 2019 Fundraiser for Golden Gate Audubon Society)

Sat., Mar. 30, 2019

10am-2:30pm

Registration required: https://goldengateaudubon.org/birdathon2019/

Do you love birds and chocolate? Begin the day at the Bird Sanctuary. The shoreline should be packed with overwintering shorebirds! The overlook and trail provide close access to identify and observe these birds, along with ducks, pelicans, egrets, and maybe a flyover of a peregrine falcon or kingfisher! Bring a bag lunch to enjoy on the beach if weather permits. At the host house, we’ll discover some of the finest luxury chocolates in the world, many made locally. Taste them and choose your favorites while you learn about rainforest ecosystems, conservation issues, and how our love of chocolate impacts wildlife. $50 donation requested

Chocolates From Around the World (Piedmont Adult School)

Wed., May 15, 2019

7-8:30pm

Registration required: https://piedmontadultschool.asapconnected.com/?#CourseID=175691

Explore the history of chocolate, learn the language of chocolate tasting, and try lots of chocolates from near and far. Like wine, chocolate holds nuanced flavors depending on where it's grown and how the chocolate-makers process the beans, Discover more about the chocolate lands, the people who grow it and make it, and dangers to chocolate from climate change. You'll sample chocolate from newer bean-to-bar, small batch innovators like Dandelion, Amano and Cru, along with more familiar brands like Guittard and Ghirrardelli. $45 fee.

Past Events


Chocolates From Around the World

Wed., Feb.6, 2019

7-8:30pm

Registration required: https://piedmontadultschool.asapconnected.com/#CourseGroupID=9158

Explore the history of chocolate, learn the language of chocolate tasting, and try lots of chocolates from near and far. Like wine, chocolate holds nuanced flavors depending on where it's grown and how the chocolate-makers process the beans, Discover more about the chocolate lands, the people who grow it and make it, and dangers to chocolate from climate change. You'll sample chocolate from newer bean-to-bar, small batch innovators like Dandelion, Amano and Cru, along with more familiar brands like Guittard and Ghirrardelli. $45 fee.

Alameda, CA

The Chocolate Experience

Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

2-3:30pm

Registration required: https://www.alamedaca.gov/recreation

Chocolate lovers: Your expert leader will take you on a virtual tour with lots of tastings to find flavor nuances in chocolate grown in different parts of the world. Chart your favorite flavor profiles. Learn how chocolate  influenced history and about the explosion
of artisanal chocolates today - a fun, delicious afternoon. There is a $5 materials fee, payable to the Instructor on the class date. Ages 14+ $21 fee.