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 one of the following options:
- $80 for a build-your-own chocolate bars class (a $160 value)
- $80 for a petit fours class (a $160 value)
Coco-luxe's skilled team of confectionary clairvoyants is ready to share its gourmet candy-crafting skills with the cacao-hungry masses. The build-your-own chocolate bars class instills beginner bakers 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 their sugar sculpting skills beyond the slab can opt for the petit four class presented by Dragonfly Cakes, where a morsel-midwife will lead a demonstration of the birth of baby bite-sized cakes before setting sugar students free to focus on finishing, dipping, and decorating their own litter of twelve.
Classes run approximately two hours long, and attendance is kept at a maximum of 15 students in order to ensure bourgeoning bar and bonbon artists gets the attention they need to become proficient in the chocolatier-ing basics. All necessary ingredients and equipment are supplied by Coco-luxe, and classes are held in its commercial kitchen. Aprons are provided, and participants are advised to wear closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for baking, such as Poppin' Fresh hats. Classes are held on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings and afternoons—check the schedule here.
Coco-luxe was mentioned in A-List International, and other publications have had delicious things to say about it. The choco-experts at The Nibble praise it, and The Chocolate Review gives it an 8.9 out of 10:
- Somewhat like an adventure down candy cane lane, this box will take you on a journey of favorite flavors not often tasted in chocolates… Coco-luxe chocolates are twice as thick as many of the artisan chocolates produced in a similar fashion, enough for two delectable mouthfuls from each square. – Tamara Bitticks, The Chocolate Review
- No one who sets eyes on a box of Coco-luxe can fail to be attracted—nay, can fail to want to snatch a piece. This young company has succeeded in creating a line that looks like nothing else in Chocolatedom. – The Nibble