Dessert Workshop and Tasting


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In a Nutshell

After a tasting of his favorite chocolates, Zach Townsend teaches you a ganache that enlivens sauces, truffles, and cake fillings

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 29, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 6 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Must be 16 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $65 for one admission to a chocolate-making workshop and tasting with Zach Townsend
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a Carrollton residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 6 purchasers in order to take place.

What You’ll Do

From decadent ganache fillings to sumptuous truffles, the world of fine chocolate is as immense as it is delicious. Decode this savory treat at a tasting and cooking class with Zach Townsend, a leading authority on the scene who’s made his mark everywhere from Paris to the New York Times to a former president’s dessert table. The experience kicks off with a tasting of Zach’s personal favorite chocolates as you learn their history and cacao percentages before heading to the kitchen to craft dark-chocolate sauces from the very flavor profiles you’ve just sampled.

  • Taste Several High-Quality Chocolates
    Sample gourmet chocolates as you learn about chocolate history, cacao percentages, and what differentiates fine sweets from the rest

  • Make Your Own Fillings
    Learn how to perfect ganache for chocolate sauces, truffles, and cake fillings, and leave with the recipes

  • Work Alongside a Master Chocolatier
    Owner of Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach, Zach Townsend has more than 25 years of experience and contributes to leading cookbooks and magazines

Your Host

Zach Townsend Zach Townsend
Founder, Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach

Zach Townsend’s 25 years of chocolate-drenched accomplishments touches all aspects of the industry, from running his acclaimed businesses, Pure Chocolate Desserts by Zach and Dallas Chocolate Classes, to his contributions to the 2010 IACP Cookbook of the Year Rose’s Heavenly Cakes and the New York Times microblog on cake. Zach spent time studying dessert trends and refining his technique at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, the French Pastry School, and at Ecole Chocolat, where he earned a degree. Along with his other impressive cacao achievements, Zach’s sumptuous chocolate desserts were served to former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush by request.

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