The saying "You are what you eat" ensures that people who consume sweets make for better company than those who consume pieces of garbage. Sweeten up with this Groupon.
$75 for a Three-Hour Chocolate-Making Class ($200 Value)
Depending on their experience level, customers may choose either the basic Divine Art of Chocolate Making class or the more advanced Introduction to Dipping, Enrobing, and Transfer Sheets class. In the basic class, chocolate expert Michael Canady gives a brief presentation on chocolate making before teaching students to temper chocolates, create cream fillings, and assemble a custom box. The more advanced course delves into the nitty-gritty of making fondant, using the culinary guitar, creating single- and three-tier ganache sheets, and dipping ganache squares, truffle shells, and alcohol-infused truffles into tempered chocolate, then forming them into edible designs. Both classes let students taste their work.
Canady Le Chocolatier
Rich dark, milk, and white chocolates filled with ganaches, soft caramel, and fondant lie nestled inside Canady Le Chocolatier's gift boxes, and their hand-made thai parchment paper wrapping—imprinted with an orchid and soft-green leaf design—ensures that eager fingers unwrap the decadent chocolates with care. Once they're free of their delicate packaging, truffles and bonbons prepared for special occasions, such as holidays and gourmet food fights, flood mouths with creaminess.
Those who are too eager to wait for the treats to emerge from their wrappings can venture into the shop, where owner Michael Canady whisks together his own gelato with fresh fruit and natural ingredients and griddles a selection of sweet and savory crêpes. Canady even teaches people how to replicate his confections at home during hands-on classes for small groups.