Joy Of Chocolate: Reflective Tasting Evening (Chocolate Week)

    Get reflective and creative for Chocolate Week at this tasty cacao-filled evening

    Cooking class hosted by Food At Heart

    All levels welcome

    1.5 hour workshop

    Location varies by date

    What you'll learn

    Channel your inner Willy Wonka at this flavour-filled evening of chocolate reflection and experimentation! Take some time out to truly taste at this special event blending fun and focus.

    With hundreds of flavour compounds (even more than wine), good quality dark chocolate is delicious to taste on its own, but also an ideal food to pair with other ingredients. It’s also a fantastic route to learn about some principles of more mindful and conscious eating.

    The agenda for the evening:

    – Learn to taste chocolate like the professionals, mindfully and using all the senses; we’ll try a few cocoa percentages from a selection of origins so that you can truly taste the difference

    – Some background on the fascinating history of chocolate and how it’s made

    – Experiment with sometimes surprising, but always tasty flavour combinations. Want to try chocolate and chilli, or chocolate and black olive? Go for it!

    – To bring the reflective tasting to a close, we’ll finish with a few minutes of meditation

    The chocolate we’ll taste is from beautiful British bean-to-bar brand, Pump St Chocolate, plus some special surprise tasters. The ticket price includes chocolate to taste on the evening, tasting notes, a drink and a Food At Heart taster chocolate bar.

    Come along to taste some great chocolate, meet fellow chocolate lovers and explore just how creative you can get with your flavours.

    This is a special event being run for Chocolate Week in collaboration with Qbic Hotel.

    Did you know?

    Fortunately good quality dark chocolate is good for us! When you're looking for better bites of choc check the label as cocoa solids or cocoa beans should be the first ingredient listed - not sugar


    Please let Meredith know if you have any dietary requirements

    Class location

    This class takes place at several different locations depending on the class date.

    You can see the exact location for each class below

    Dates & times

    Tue 10 Oct, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Whitechapel, E1 1EE (map)

    Thu 12 Oct, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

    Whitechapel, E1 1EE (map)

    None of the dates work for you? Let the host know and you will be notified when new dates are added.

    About your host, Food At Heart

    Meredith Whitely created Food At Heart for people with a real interest in food, but who also want to foster a more conscious way of eating and living. She helps people eat in a more connected, mindful and delicious way.

    Food At Heart offers invaluable lessons in how to get the most out of food and tasting, including how to enjoy cooking and creating delicious meals. Classes involve all the senses and explore how you can use this sensory understanding to taste more and cook better.

    Meredith is passionate about the type of food we eat, whether it’s delicious dark chocolate or nourishing organic salads. She believes that people should enjoy eating well, with a focus on how to make whole and unprocessed foods taste truly wonderful.

    Food At Heart workshops give students the opportunity to explore and experiment with interesting flavour combinations. The sessions bring together a healthy mixture of fun and focus. Students learn to approach food and cooking with creativity, in all its different guises, varieties and combinations, as opposed to exactly following recipes to the word.

    Food At Heart events also place much emphasis on the sustainable elements of cooking, using seasonal and organic ingredients wherever possible, with remarkable outcomes!

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.