A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Chocolate Tales’ newest event – Chocolate Social which brings their chocolate and truffle making classes outside of the classroom and into a much more relaxed and social environment of a restaurant or bar. In my case, it was at Alleycatz Live Jazz Bar.
I’ve gone to one of Chocolate Tales’ chocolate making class in the past and this time I was attending a truffle making class. In concept, the procedures were quite similar – moulding a piece of cocoa into your desired shape. For truffles it is a sphere. What was unique about this class however, was that other than learning the most compatible alcohol and chocolate pairings, we also got to create a chocolate painting! See my Totoro masterpiece below.
All in all it was a very enjoyable night and this bar social setting definitely allowed us to get to know some of the other guests at the event too! I would only wish that we had more chocolate to make truffles with : 3 Some of the guests that sat near us ate them all before the night was over even. At Alleycatz in particular, they offered free beginner’s Salsa dance lessons for all of us as well (at around 9/9:30pm). Unfortunately we were too hungry to stick around to learn.