Love chocolate (who doesn’t?) but want a deeper experience? Grab a friend or partner for a night of exceptional tasting that culminates with a guided sense-driven art project. Chocolate expert and teacher Ruth Kennison will introduce you to some of the best craft chocolates before bringing out watercolors and canvases to let you paint based on what you’re tasting. It’s one of the most fun workshops you’ll do all year. Bite into a bonbon or bar and let the butterscotch or caramel or lemongrass flavor notes inspire your mini works of art. No experience necessary either for painting or tasting chocolate! Just come and enjoy chocolate in a new and expressive way.
About the Artist:
If you truly love chocolate, here’s your match: Ruth Kennison is L.A.’s “bean-to-bar chocolate queen” and number-one chocolate educator according to KCRW’s Good Food, The New York Times and others. Her sold-out classes cover every aspect of the chocolate-making process, from sourcing cacao to sprinkling pixie dust on delectable bonbons. Ruth is resident chocolate diva and chocolate instructor at The Gourmandise School, and founder of the The Santa Monica Chocolate Society (yes, a real thing). She trained at The French Pastry School in Chicago and the Callebaut Chocolate Academy, and travels the world, tasting, speaking and learning about the best chocolate. She is a popular international speaker about all aspects of chocolate and a frequent judge for chocolate awards. She created The Chocolate Project to share her love of chocolate and to help people find their “chocolate palate” and become better chocolate consumers. Find her at www.chocolate-project.com @chocproject and @smchocsociety.
Age Group: Adult
Level: All levels welcome
Date: Friday, Jan 27, 2023
These Hands Maker's Collective
13347 W. Washington Blvd., Unit A
Los Angeles, CA 90066
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