Upcoming Bay Area Chocolate Tastings

 

Experience these upcoming programs this fall! You can also book your own Chocolate-Tasting program (see Tasting Party page for more information).

Chocolates From Around the World

Wed., Dec. 11, 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.

The Geography of Chocolate: a Delicious Exploration

Three Wed.'s, Oct. 23, Oct. 30 & Nov. 6, 2019

7-8:30pm

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

Take a virtual trip through the Chocolate-growing countries. We'll delve into the history, culture, and economics of regions around the world that produce our favorite delicacy including Central and South America, Africa, and the island nations.. Each class will feature a focus on a particular country or region along with a chance to taste the delicious single-origin chocolates grown in the region. Taste the difference terroir makes, educate your palate and spark your curiosity about one of life's best luxury items available to all of us! $60 fee.

Chocolate Tasting and Bird Watching in Alameda (AirBNB Experiences)

Various dates Sept.-Dec. 2019

10am-2:30pm

Registration required:https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/823164

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. $25 per person

Recent Past Events


Chocolates From Around the World

Wed., Feb.6, 2019

7-8:30pm

Registration required

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.

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

Sat., Mar. 30, 2019

10am-2:30pm

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