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When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you can never go wrong with a box of chocolates for that special someone. But if you’re going for something a little more memorable this year, an evening of artisan chocolates enhanced with the finest wines on the menu just might do the trick.
So before you buy that box of truffles, take a look at what’s on tap with Boston Chocolate Tours, a Boston-based group that introduces folks to delicious treats around the city in a number of ways.
Here’s a close-up of what Boston Chocolate Tours is offering this Valentine’s Day and beyond, including tours, workshops and a special private tasting that’s sure to make your valentine happy this year.
Photo of handmade truffles via Boston Chocolate Tours
On Valentine’s Day itself, February 14, Boston Chocolate Tours will host its premier event of the month: An Evening of Chocolate and Wine. If you’re looking to make this Valentine’s Day one-of-a-kind, grabbing a couple tickets to An Evening of Chocolate and Wine is a great first step. Hosted at Forum, this workshop will feature a seasonal menu of five gourmet pairings of chocolate and wine, with combinations ranging from floral to bold and everything in between.
In just a couple of hours, you’ll learn the delicate art of high-end chocolate tasting and get to create your own elegant pairings with advice from the professionals; the evening will also feature jewelry from Forum’s own Lia Sophia, as well as the chance to win both sweets and accoutrements. Like many restaurants in town, though, this event is booking up quickly, so click here for reservations.
If you’ve already set aside a table for two on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry. There are still plenty of ways to get your fix with Boston Chocolate Tours after the holiday.
Photo: Creamy caramel and blood orange Taroccos at Gourmet Boutique via Facebook
Every Saturday, Boston Chocolate Tours offers walking tours in Back Bay, the South End and Beacon Hill with options for private group tours. Learn from the experts where to locate the fudgiest cupcakes, the richest gluten-free truffles and all other sorts of treats in all three neighborhoods. For a closer look at one of these tours, check out a previous MassFinds post here.
Interested in taking a class? Tickets are still available for The Boston Chocolate Workshop, hosted at Elephant & Castle, on March 15 and April 19. Every third Saturday, this course provides an in-depth look at the chocolate-making process, along with the essential techniques for proper dipping and packaging to create your own batch of truffles. With choices ranging from champagne cream to chocolate peanut butter, there’s a good chance that you might not want to share these after class.
Photo of Boston Chocolate Tours workshop chocolates via Facebook
As the old saying goes, the quickest way into someone’s heart is through his or her stomach. So, keep an eye on what else is in store this season from Boston Chocolate Tours for anniversaries, birthdays and any other events that call for something a little special. To get the latest from Boston Chocolate Tours, stay in touch with them on Facebook and Twitter.
If you’re interested in a more traditional meal for Valentine’s Day but can’t quite decide where to enjoy it, the “Eat” section on massvacation.com can help you pick out a spot.
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