Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Chocolate and Wine Tasting

February 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The Wine Cellar & Bistro
505 Cherry St., Columbia, Missouri

Have an early dinner at home or at a local eatery, and then come join us for a special evening. We'll be celebrating two of humankind's greatest accomplishments—turning cocoa beans into chocolate and grapes into wine.

Slow Food member Alan McClure, local artisanal chocolate maker and owner of Patric Chocolate, will sample four of his delicious creations. He'll also enlighten us about chocolate making, including a discussion of why micro, bean-to-bar dark chocolates are in a different class from mass-produced bars.

Just two years old, Patric Chocolate already has garnered accolades from many national epicureans. There are just a handful of such chocolate makers in the country, and we're so lucky to have one right here in Columbia!

After the chocolate tasting and talk, we will re-taste the chocolates with wine and port. Sommelier Sarah Cyr, co-owner of The Wine Cellar & Bistro, will discuss the pairings as she pours special selections to go with the chocolates.

Bringing the event to a delicious close will be a special Patric Chocolate dessert made by chef-owner Craig Cyr, who will chat with us about his creation.

After dessert and coffee, Alan will have all his chocolate products for sale, so you'll have to shop no further for your chocolate-lover valentine!

Don't delay. Seating is limited to 30 participants, with preference given to Slow Food members.

Slow Food members, $25 ~ non-members, $35

slowfoodkatytrail@yahoo.com for more information.