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Third-generation chocolatier teaches students how to choose and work with chocolate, yielding a box of candies to take home

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Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required; subject to availability. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

According to a recent survey, people have listed chocolate as their preferred cause of death, followed closely by money avalanche. Get one foot in the tastiest grave with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $75 for a BYOB Chocolate 101 class for one, including a box of chocolate to take home (a $200 value)
  • $149 for a BYOB Chocolate 101 class for two, including a box of chocolate for each to take home (a $400 value)
  • $499 for a private, BYOB Chocolate 101 class for up to 12 (up to a $2,400 value)<p>

In a 2.5-hour class, students learn how to choose chocolate, what raw chocolate tastes like, where it comes from, and how it’s tempered. They may also make truffles, candies, and chocolate bars. Nonprivate classes are capped at eight students each. Certain classes are BYOB; Chocolat Uzma Sharif will confirm this when clients call to make their reservation. Drinkware is not provided for these classes.<p>

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During her rotations as a pastry chef in culinary school, Uzma Sharif caught the eye of her head chef by drizzling chocolate with the same technique she used to decorate hands with henna. “You’re going to be a great success with that someday,” he predicted. The roots of her talents as a chocolatier go back even deeper, however. In Pakistan, her pastry-chef grandfather was well known for his delicate pink macaroons, and her mother and seven aunts each inherited their father’s baking skills. In January 2011, Uzma followed in her family members' footsteps, founding her own shop to purvey her hand-crafted chocolate creations as Chocolat Uzma Sharif.

These confections brim with unexpected ingredients, such as candied rose petals, Kashmiri chai, and cardamom, or glow with floral colors, such as the pinks and blues on the ombre butterflies that are Uzma's current favorite. The chocolatier handpicks the ingredients that go into her sweet creations, choosing all-natural, organic options when possible. Focused on perfecting a small selection of goods, she makes her chocolates in small batches and packages them in eco-friendly boxes she’s designed herself.

During chocolate classes at her Pilsen kitchen, Uzma teaches students about the origins of raw chocolate and the science behind making a bar with the right sheen and snap. Uzma also shares methods for choosing good chocolate from store shelves, starting with deciphering the percentages on the label and asking it whether it’s been naughty or nice.


95% of 19 customers recommend

  • “The ice cream making class was fun and simple. I've now been back to this chocolate house to buy the delicious chocolates, too. Worth the trip out of my neighborhood. ”

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