As you arrive you will be greeted by Virginia, our experienced French specialist who will serve you a traditional and authentic hot cocoa. Once warmed up. You will learn a little about the history of this family brand which hails from the Normandy region. You will be whisked away through a brief history of chocolate which spans centuries, while also learning about some of the processes involved with chocolate making. Virginia will then guide you through the “ Makino Ganache”Demo, teaching you everything from scratch, as well showing you how to be creative with a traditional recipe. You will make then your own truffles, while soon realize how a simple recipe can be molded into something as unique as your imagination. Not only you will be able to add your own flavors and topping, but your own feelings into your personal creations. Virginia will be there with you every step of the way, entertaining you with fun facts and answers to all questions. And if you did not eat all beforehand, you will be able to leave our experience with your personal creations to indulge while in the comfort of your own home.
Native of Paris, I have garnered ten years of experience as a chocolate expert in both France and the United States. I have taken lead roles in major projects for Chocolat Michel Cluizel (which is one the 10th best chocolate maker in Paris), including the “how to taste Chocolate workshop” in Paris . I have also made appearances at The World Chocolate SHOW conference. I made both television and radio appearances in France. Christmas holidays stand out the most to me; the reuniting of my huge family, all cooking together helping one another, and growing even more closer together. I can distinctly remember my face covered in chocolate. It was and still remains a wonderful thing to share. I am now in a place where I am looking to share delicious experiences making and provide a chance to build similar memories.
We will provide all the equipment as aprons, chocolate ganache, toppings, flavoring, glasses and wine opener. We also provide…
You will be welcomed as vip family in Michel Cluizel midtown location. Chocolate store/coffee shop by day and romantic French style refuge by night. A magic place, in a dim light where you will feel as if you were in Paris seating on terrace sipping wine where you normally can’t.
CHOCOLATE MAKING NIGHT by Virginia