A fine chocolate is like a fine wine: full-flavoured, delicately structured, and inadvisable to consume while operating a Segway. Learn the ways of unfermented treatery with today’s Groupon: for $33, you get an artisan chocolate-making workshop (a $68 value) at Chocolate Tales on King Street West.
Chocolate Tales offers artisan chocolate-making classes to entertain and amaze chocolate enthusiasts at its headquarters or on-location at bridal showers, birthday parties, and corporate events. The 90-minute cocoa fest is led by a master chocolatier who will start the adventure with a brief history of chocolate from bean to bar, including seven chocolate tastings along the way—helping teach how to discern good chocolate from bad chocolate or deceptive mud pies. Next, participants learn to engineer a variety of specialty Belgian chocolates, mini chocolate bars, decorated bonbons, and Roman chocqueducts. After learning basic cocoa-wielding techniques, sweet-toothed students make truffles and chocolate fondant (chocolate soufflé) before dipping giant marshmallows into molten chocolate until one of them spills its gooey secrets. Chocolate Tales only uses high-grade Belgian chocolate in its workshops, so sophisticated taste buds need not attempt another mouth filibuster. At the evening’s close, participants are sent home with their own creations wrapped in ribbon-tied parcels, their minds a-flutter with holiday gift ideas and their bellies plotting a stealthy dessert heist. The following class times are currently available:
- December 5, 5 p.m.
- December 18, 9 p.m.
- December 19, 5 p.m.
- January 8, 9 p.m.
- January 22, 9 p.m.
The chocolatiers at Chocolate Tales love a sweet bit a cocoa, but they love bringing people together even more. That's why they host chocolate parties, innovative events that combine the hands-on fun of chocolate making with the laid-back ambiance of a social gathering. These events can take the shape of mobile corporate team building or in-home kids birthday parties and adult soirées. The owner was inspired by his time in Europe, and brought back the continent's shared love of quality chocolates and social camaraderie, before adding his own, unique spin. At the end of each occasion, participants walk away with their own elegant, handcrafted chocolates—and the unbeatable feeling of being a chocolatier.
925 king St. W
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