Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Scribble out cocoa cravings with this Groupon.
$34 for a Chocolate-Making Workshop for One ($82 Value)
With five different 90-minute classes to choose from — Classic, Tempering, Truffle Making, Decorating with Chocolate, and Molding — students sip Belgian hot chocolate prior to the outset of the workshop, while a master confectioner narrates the history of chocolate. As the storyteller drums up intrigue, tracing chocolate's evolution from an obscure tropical bean to a ubiquitous pantry staple, three platters of sample origin chocolates circulate from student to student, causing mouths to water with happy tears. When the history lesson concludes, the instructor helps participants in handcrafting various delicacies, such as truffles and mould chocolates, and in decorating a molten chocolate lava cake. Finally, the delicacies are nestled into a box, fastened with a ribbon, and sent home with their maker.
Click here to view a video highlighting the workshop. Seasonal workshops are also available.
Chocolate Tales owner David's childhood crush on confections multiplied each time his father would bring home chocolates after trips throughout Europe. Years later, David's unconditional love for chocolate would resurface during his own exploration of the Old World, eventually leading him to open Chocolate Tales with his wife and fellow chocoholic. The enthusiastic chocolatiers share their knowledge of generating fine, cocoa-based creations as well as tasty tidbits of chocolate history. Their typical 90-minute workshops engineer impressive sweets such as Belgian bonbons and chocolate soufflés. Chocolate Tales provides all necessary chocolate-building materials, including kitchen utensils, high-grade Belgian chocolate, and cages for chocolate bunnies.