Do you love chocolate? The Boulder Book Store Chocolate Club meets on the first Sunday of the month (virtually on Zoom) at 2pm and will be led by legendary local foodie and host of Radio Nibbles, John Lehndorff.
Every meeting will have a different theme exploring the world of chocolate. To attend a meeting, purchase a ticket that includes that month's featured chocolate plus at least two more bars from that month's theme. Come join us on this unique chocolatey adventure!
Sign up for the Chocolate Club email list to make sure you never miss a meeting! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
December Meeting -- Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
December Chocolate Club comes with various bonuses!
First we want to thank Moksha Chocolate from Boulder for offering the bonus chocolate of the month with a beautiful 72% Criollo Dark Chocolate from Rio Mayo Valley, with freeze dried cherries.
Secondly, we are providing a large list of suggested beverages to pair with each bar, so this month our tasting experience can be truly festive! I hope you enjoy our selection.
And finally, we are offering shipping within the USA, so you can share the experience with friends, loved ones and associates all over the country as a celebratory event. Charges apply.
The chocolate ticket is the Manoa Chocolate Hawaiian Sea Salt 72% Dark Chocolate. Manoa made a big impression during last month's tasting with their special reserve bar, and we think you will enjoy this one also. A Zoom link will be sent to you the morning of the event.
The Chocolate Club team at the Boulder Book Store wish you all a cheerful Holidays and a safe and prosperous New Year!
John Lehndorff has written and talked about food in Colorado since 1978. For more than 20 years he has hosted Radio Nibbles weekly on KGNU. John is the former Food Editor and columnist of the Daily Camera, Dining Critic of the Rocky Mountain News, author of "Denver Dines: A Restaurant Guide and More" (Johnson Books) and Aurora’s “Yum Dining and Ethnic Market Guide,” Chief Judge at the National Pie Championships (and dozens of other culinary competitions.) His work has appeared in the Boulder Weekly, Cheese Connoisseur Magazine, Washington Post and Town & Country. Visit: https://johnlehndorff.wordpress.com/
This ticket includes one bar of Manoa Chocolate Hawaiian Sea Salt 72% Dark Chocolate and a bonus bar of 72% Criollo Dark Chocolate from Rio Mayo Valley, with freeze dried cherries. To receive the Zoom link for this meeting, purchase this ticket and two additional bars from the list below to taste during the event.
Suggested pairing with Manoa Chocolate Hawaiian Sea Salt 72%:
- Wine: Sparkling wine & Buttery Chardonnay
- Beer: Sours & Saisons
Suggested pairing with 72% Criollo Dark Chocolate from Rio Mayo Valley, with freeze dried cherries:
Suggested pairing with:
- Hibiscus Tea - the highest enhancer of this chocolate, with vibrant flavors coming form both chocolate and tea
- Ginger Tea - strong enhancer, without being fruity, but giving a wonderful texture to the chocolate
- Tulsi Tea - a neutralizer rather than an enhancer, preparing your palate for the next bite/expiriance
- Fennel Tea - the least spectacular of the four teas mentioned here, however, it will certanly aid to your digestion during the tasting. If this is the only tea you have handy, go for it!
Flavors of tosted vanilla, caramel and burnt honey. Cinnamon, baking spice, rosated coffee and hint of mocha (Brett Zimmerman, MS - Boulder Wine Merchant)
High toned with blueberry and blackberry fruit flavors. Hint of violets, dark earth and rich, exotic spice (Brett Zimmerman, MS - Boulder Wine Merchant)