Italian Hot Chocolate Through The Ages
Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Italian Hot Chocolate Through The Ages

  • Il centro Italian Cultural Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You can meander through Vancouver for the Hot Chocolate Festival this year, or you can get in a time machine and visit Italy. First stop, 17th Century Tuscany!

Join me at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver for a night of Italian Hot Chocolate, where we will not only taste but learn to make 4 regional Italian hot chocolates. The drinks will revolve around historical stories of when and how they were prepared in Italy. Be sure to have a light dinner, as we plan to fill you up well with decadent chocolate drinks you’ll be able to recreate at home. Tickets are $60.

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Italian Hot Chocolate Through The Ages
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Italian Hot Chocolate Through The Ages

  • Il centro Italian Cultural Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You can meander through Vancouver for the Hot Chocolate Festival this year, or you can get in a time machine and visit Italy. First stop, 17th Century Tuscany!

Join me at the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver for a night of Italian Hot Chocolate, where we will not only taste but learn to make 4 regional Italian hot chocolates. The drinks will revolve around historical stories of when and how they were prepared in Italy. Be sure to have a light dinner, as we plan to fill you up well with decadent chocolate drinks you’ll be able to recreate at home. Tickets are $60 per person.

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In Love With Chocolate.  Craft Chocolate Pairing.
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

In Love With Chocolate. Craft Chocolate Pairing.

Chocolate wasn’t meant to be eaten alone.

Join me as I host this smorgasbord tasting, which will include 10 of the finest craft bean to bar chocolates from around the world (including local makers!). They will all be paired with unique and tantalizing foods and drinks, and give you ideas of what flavours can be married to chocolate.

It will be held in the Il Centro Museum, where we will dine while surrounded by fine sights and sounds. The tasting will include a brief description of what bean to bar chocolate is, as well as a few tools to help you learn how to taste fine chocolate! Tickets are $60 per person. Come hungry.

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VCSC goes to Montreal!
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

VCSC goes to Montreal!

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

A Trip to Montreal. Let’s enjoy some French Canadian inspired flavours with music by Quebecois singers Pierre Lapointe and Marilou.

This is a local Vancouver chocolate meetup where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). Bean to bar chocolate is a new movement in the chocolate world, and we want you to be a part of it! It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. All samples focus on plant based, gluten free, and fairly traded dark chocolate. Local craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase. #support local

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VCSC goes to Brazil!
Mar
10
11:00 AM11:00

VCSC goes to Brazil!

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

A trip to Brazil! We’ll enjoy bean to bar made in Brazil from Brazilian grown cacao (The origins of cacao). We will enjoy these historic flavours with some music by Ana Carolina, Vander Lee, and Oswaldo Montenegro.

Be Aware Of New Location in Gastown!

This is a local Vancouver chocolate meetup where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). Bean to bar chocolate is a new movement in the chocolate world, and we want you to be a part of it! It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. All samples focus on plant based, gluten free, and fairly traded dark chocolate. Local craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase. #support local

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The History of Chocolate Workshop
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

The History of Chocolate Workshop

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The mysteries behind your favourite food are revealed.

Who invented chocolate? Where did it come from? How do they get the caramel into the caramilk bar? That one I can’t answer. But I promise what you will discover in this workshop will blow your mind and your taste buds away!

Eat your way through over 5000 years of chocolate history! We will journey through the path chocolate took from its conception to what it is today. You will actually get to taste chocolate as it evolved, from ancient mesoamerican drinks to today's finest dark chocolate bars. Learn about the evolution of chocolate, the major players involved, and what this means to you today as a chocolate consumer.




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VCSC goes to New York!
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

VCSC goes to New York!

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

New York, you’re so vain! Join us as we will delve into some usual and unusual bean to bar chocolate coming from New York City, while enjoying the soothing voices of Luther Vandross, Carly Simon, & Norah Jones.

Be Aware Of New Location in Gastown!

This is a local Vancouver chocolate meetup where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). Bean to bar chocolate is a new movement in the chocolate world, and we want you to be a part of it! It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. All samples focus on plant based, gluten free, and fairly traded dark chocolate. Local craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase. #support local

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The Science of Chocolate Workshop
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Science of Chocolate Workshop

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The mysteries behind your favourite food are revealed.

Where does the chocolate of flavour come from? How is chocolate made? How can I discern quality chocolate? It boils down to the science!

Understanding the science of chocolate will not only allow you to be a smarter consumer, but also a more satisfied one. And it's not complicated. In fact, it's fascinating!

We will go into the mysteries of chocolate while we taste what we learn. Yes, at least 18 samples of cacao and chocolate related products to help underline what it is we are learning. We will cover genetics, the farmers and how cacao grows, the makers and the process of chocolate, interpreting labels and ingredients, and how to discern what quality chocolate is all about.

This workshop is open to anyone who loves eating chocolate, and wants to understand it at a deeper level. We will interact, discuss, taste, and walk away more confident and very satisfied.




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Vancouver Chocolate Social Club
May
5
11:00 AM11:00

Vancouver Chocolate Social Club

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

TBD Stay Tuned!

This is a local Vancouver chocolate meetup where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). Bean to bar chocolate is a new movement in the chocolate world, and we want you to be a part of it! It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. All samples focus on plant based, gluten free, and fairly traded dark chocolate. Local craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase. #support local

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VCSC goes to Australia!
Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

VCSC goes to Australia!

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

Bean To Bar In Australia. With music by Tame Impala.

This is a local Vancouver chocolate club where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. Craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase.

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The Connoisseur: Professional Chocolate Tasting
Jan
13
12:00 PM12:00

The Connoisseur: Professional Chocolate Tasting

So you love chocolate, but perhaps feel intimidated by all this talk about aroma profiles. Perhaps you don’t “taste” what the suggested notes are, and feel discouraged. You’re not alone. And the truth is, you ARE able to develop a discerning palate. All you require are the right tools!

Join Geoseph as he guides you through a professional chocolate tasting, with a focus on craft bean to bar chocolate from Canada, the US, and around the World. We will discuss neurogastronomy, tools for tasting, and guide you to helping you become more articulate with your fine chocolate.

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Vancouver Chocolate Social Club
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Vancouver Chocolate Social Club

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

Beyond The Bar. Chocolate, Cacao, Cheese, And Juice.

This is a local Vancouver chocolate club where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. Craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase.

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The Science of Chocolate Workshop
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Science of Chocolate Workshop

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The mysteries behind your favourite food are revealed.

Where does the chocolate of flavour come from? How is chocolate made? How can I discern quality chocolate? It boils down to the science!

Understanding the science of chocolate will not only allow you to be a smarter consumer, but also a more satisfied one. And it's not complicated. In fact, it's fascinating!

We will go into the mysteries of chocolate while we taste what we learn. Yes, at least 18 samples of cacao and chocolate related products to help underline what it is we are learning. We will cover genetics, the farmers and how cacao grows, the makers and the process of chocolate, interpreting labels and ingredients, and how to discern what quality chocolate is all about.

This workshop is open to anyone who loves eating chocolate, and wants to understand it at a deeper level. We will interact, discuss, taste, and walk away more confident and very satisfied.




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Vancouver Chocolate Social Club
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Vancouver Chocolate Social Club

Theme & Topic for this meetup is:

Noobs versus Snobs, and how to articulate flavour.

This is a local Vancouver chocolate club where we taste and discuss all things bean to bar (chocolate made from scratch). It is open to the public, from the novice to the enthusiast. It’s a great way to learn about fine chocolate in a welcoming and casual setting. Craft chocolate bars will be available for purchase.

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