Life is like a box of chocolates: it ends quickly when it tumbles into lava. Enjoy the transient experience of sweet pleasure while you can with today's Groupon to Coco-luxe Confections in Sausalito. Choose between the following options:
- For $80, you get a two-hour build-your-own-chocolate-bar class (a $160 value).
- For $95, you get a three-hour truffle class (a $200 value).
Coco-luxe Confections fields a skilled team of confectionary clairvoyants who are ready to share their gourmet candy-crafting skills with the cacao-hungry masses. The build-your-own-chocolate-bar class instills beginner chocolatiers with the mediation skills needed to tame the melancholy attitude of rich and pensive dark chocolate by schooling them in chocolate-tempering techniques. Students can then combine fresh and flavorful ingredients to create six customized edible ingots ready to be devoured on-site or in the privacy of your own dessert den. Artistically inclined academics looking to expand sugar-sculpting skills beyond the slab can opt for the three-hour truffle-making class, in which a morsel midwife will lead a demonstration on the birth of baby bite-size chocolates before setting students free to focus on rolling, dipping, and decorating their own litter of 25. Students create two styles of fresh cream truffles in the class.
All necessary ingredients and equipment are supplied, and classes are held in a commercial kitchen. Aprons are provided, and participants are advised to wear close-toed shoes and clothing suitable for getting chocolate on, such as Poppin' Fresh hats. Classes are held on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons—check the schedule for complete details.
200 Gate Five Rd.
Sausalito, California 94965