Milk chocolate is created by blending cocoa beans and milk, but white chocolate is created when young chocolates first encounter ghosts. Peruse all shades of chocolate with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get one adult ticket to the second annual Napa Luxury Chocolate Salon (a $20 value in advance, and $25 at the door) on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Yountville. Children under six are free, and children from 6–12 are $10.
A veritable Elysian Field for chocoholics and sweets seekers, the Napa Luxury Chocolate Salon gathers artisan chocolate manufacturers and their fans for a series of tastings, panels and demonstrations that expand the mind and dazzle the palate. Cocoa-bean devotees may wander the floor sampling bite-size brilliance from any of the premium chocolatiers on hand, which will include Salt Side Down Chocolates, Seattle Chocolate Company, Nicole Lee Fine Chocolates, and rogue Easter Bunnies. After sating their appetites with decadent morsels, dessert devotees may take in book signings, forums, and demonstrations.