A fine chocolate is like a fine wine: full-flavored, delicately structured, and inadvisable to consume while operating a Segway. Uncork the endorphins with today's choice of Groupons:
- For $15, you'll get a two-hour chocolates class at CocoFlow Chocolate Café (a $35 value)
- For $10, you'll get $20 worth of gourmet chocolates, delicious desserts, and beverages
Inside CocoFlow's East Main Street location, you'll find a cornucopia of confections, including gourmet espresso, locally crafted chocolates and pastries, and internationally sourced truffles. A two-hour chocolates course led by a CocoFlow's chocolatier on Fridays and Saturdays includes a tongue-training sampling of single-origin chocolates collected around the globe and a lesson on their manufacture and history. Students' trembling hands will be taught to shape the greatest of nature's creations, the chocolate soufflé, and to craft a truffle.
For those more interested in gobbling chocolates than studying them, CocoFlow's sweet-toothed selection runs the gamut from hand-rolled truffles to passion-fruit-puree–infused bon bons. Snack on a Madagascar dark-chocolate–centered praline steeped with Earl Grey ($3.50), or a gilded Mexican pyramid filled with rich, dark-chocolate ganache and dusted with 24-carat gold ($7.50). Slices of cakes, tortes, and breads beckon from behind the pastry case, like a decadent sliver of red-velvet cake ($5.50) or mocha torte ($5.50). Accessorize treats with gourmet sips of all temperatures. CocoFlow serves gourmet espresso and coffees, plus frozen and regular hot-chocolate drinks. Stop in on weekdays for lunch-time crêpe service from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reservations for class are recommended. While more days could be added, current times are Friday, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe
Gene Leiterman spends his days at a culinary college teaching the art of pastry making and his evenings at CocoFlow Chocolate Cafe molding his favorite medium. His chocolate handiwork ranges from truffles infused with rose syrup to edible sculptures--he once carved a 20-pound chocolate Easter bunny, which proceeded to lay several Cadbury eggs. He's also filled the café's menu with slices of cake, fresh crepes, and hand-painted bon-bons, such as the pistachio crème with swirls of colorful cocoa butter. During CocoFlow's hands-on weekend classes, students learn to craft their own chocolates using machinery-free European techniques that they can replicate at home.