Amedei Chocolate Tasting Workshop
Analiese Paik, editor and founder of the award-winning website Fairfield Green Food Guide, will present a Chocolate Tasting Workshop on June 5, from 6:15-7:30pm at Olivette in Darien. The event will feature the fine chocolates of Amedei, a Tuscany-based, bean-to-bar chocolate maker considered to be one of the finest in the world.
The special tasting workshop will include five chocolate bars, including rare and award-winning Chuao and Porcelana, made from cacao sourced directly from top quality growers around the world. Attendees will learn about the history of chocolate, challenges cacao farmers face when growing rare “flavor” beans, and the work of companies like Amedei to preserve heirloom plantations. Explore the science of taste with fun exercises and savor each chocolate during a guided tasting using an aroma wheel and aroma bar. Guests are taught to taste chocolate like the pros do, including specialized vocabulary for recording their sensory analysis on a tasting worksheet.
For reservations, call 203-621-0643. The cost is $20 per person. Olivette is located at 1084 Post Rd, Darien. See ad, pg 45.