Dinner without dessert is like a foreign movie without subtitles—you can digest both, but you'll probably miss out on the good parts. Fast-forward to tasty endings with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a Chocolate 101 class for one person ($25 value)
- $25 for a Chocolate 101 class for two people ($50 value)
- $50 for a Chocolate 101 class for four people ($100 value)
During one-hour sessions, pupils explore the flavour and creation of chocolate, touching upon the cacao beans from different regions, the effect of different percentages of cocoa, and the production of chocolate. Students then sample cocoas of varied origin and composition culled from numerous manufacturers before tasting Xoxolat's blended bars, such as dark chocolate brimming with sea salt and peppercorns, sour cherry chile, maple-caramelized bacon with espresso, and many others. A schedule of class times is available here.
Modelled after sweets from classic European chocolatiers, Xoxolat's award-winning chocolate makers concoct an assortment of bars, truffles, and artisanal chocolate creations. Since June 2007, they have treated palates to fair-trade and equitable-trade chocolates and single-origin selections from artisan lines such as Republica Del Cacao, Amedei, and zotter. In addition to selling an assortment of gourmet chocolate bars and truffles, Xoxolat holds a Chocolate 101 class where participants learn cacao bean-facts and the ethics behind eating chocolate Easter bunnies.
1271 Homer Street
(Between Drake & Davie St)
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2G2Get Directions