Discover the exquisite taste sensation of pairing fine wine with gourmet chocolate at a mouth-watering masterclass to remember.
Tantalize your taste buds on a delicious voyage of discovery, guided by Dallas’s foremost authority on fine chocolate and baking with chocolate. Sit back and relax as you learn about the origin of chocolate, how chocolate is made and what defines fine chocolate as you taste a variety of cacao percentages.
You’ll discover your own unique taste preferences, under expert guidance, as the course progresses through an excellent tasting selection, carefully chosen by a true chocolate maestro. Next up, it's time for the real fun to begin – wine and chocolate pairing! Savor a hand-picked selection of vintages, paired with gourmet chocolate and enjoy the incredible fusion of tastes. You’ll discuss the flavor profiles of the wines and chocolates chosen and also learn the concepts of pairing, including the rules of thumb to help avoid mistakes. Finish the experience as you move to the kitchen to learn how to rustle up a quick-and-easy chocolate wine sauce that will dazzle your dinner party guests.
You’ll enjoy an evening in the company of Zach Townsend, Dallas’ leading authority on chocolate. Having studied at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, Zach has spent 20 years travelling through France discovering the country’s most exquisite chocolates and desserts. Zach has been featured by cookbook author and editor Tish Boyle in Dessert Professional Magazine and is a regular contributor to the New York Times microblog.