Like crayons, chocolate comes in many varieties and tastes better when unwrapped before consuming. Taste a spectrum of sweetness with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a wine and chocolate tasting for one (a $50 value)
- $32 for a wine and chocolate tasting for two (an $80 value)
Tastings start at 6:30 p.m.. Groups of 10 or fewer sample a variety of chocolates, which pair with provided wines and cheeses. Before attendees taste each confection, the host explains how the chocolate was made and how it might be used in various desserts. Attendees also get 10% off any purchases made during the event.
Ricardo Trillos quickly found success when he moved from Venezuela to the United States in 2004. He launched into a successful career as an accountant, and was soon calculating his way up the ladder. Something was missing, however. It wasn't his home country's scenery or secret water slides that plucked at his heartstrings, but its rich chocolates. He could only ignore his nostalgic sweet tooth for so long. Mr. Trillos bought books on chocolate making and attended as many classes as he could find. Soon, he was spending most of his free time transforming cacao beans into succulent chocolate truffles. His life as an accountant quickly disappeared under a mountain of dark chocolate ganache.
Ricardo Trillos opened Cao Chocolates, where he continues to create the chocolate confections of his home country. He uses only 100%, single bean Venezuelan cacao when making small batches of molded chocolates, chocolate-covered fruits, and other treats. Truffles remain the chocolatier's specialty, and his shop now creates more than a dozen varieties of the decadent dessert. Some of his creations include Got Peanuts?, a dark chocolate ganache coated in peanuts, and the Big Daddy, a dark chocolate ganache coated with pieces of dark and white chocolate and sprinkled with just a touch of cayenne pepper.