Sloooow Down and Learn to Taste at Lake Champlain Chocolates with Slow Food Vermont
October 14, 2010 :: Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) is teaming with Slow Food Vermont to host an ongoing “Learn to Taste” Workshop on Saturday October 23 from 12-4pm at the Factory and Retail Store on Pine Street in Burlington.
This hands-on, interactive workshop involves a sensory journey where participants’ taste buds will be surprised and enlightened by experiencing all five senses: taste, sight, smell, touch and sound. The goal is to create a new perspective and approach to food so people ultimately have a more conscious understanding of not just eating food, but slowing down and tasting it as well.
As the final leg of the journey, participants will be able to put what they learn to the test by tasting chocolate and identifying not only different flavor profiles but also the role aroma and sensation play while tasting and enjoying food. People will be able to rank their palate against the LCC experts.
Slow Food Vermont, a local chapter of Slow Food International, is dedicated to “creating community through the celebration of good, clean and fair food- locally and globally.” The non-profit, member-supported association is active throughout the state promoting sustainable agriculture, educational workshops and tasting events, including a successful 8-week series at the Intervale Center this past summer.
All three LCC retail stores – 750 Pine Street and 64 Church Street in Burlington and on Route 100 in Waterbury – will be offering hot chocolate and chocolate tastings, and sweet deals on chocolate from October 21-24. In addition, the three stores’ cafes will be serving cappuccinos, lattes, ice cream, gourmet coffee & teas, cold beverages and milk shakes.
Lake Champlain Chocolates offers sweet indulgences that capture the essence of Vermont, the tradition of making fine chocolate, and the pride that goes into each bite. Preservative-free and Kosher-certified, LCC chocolates are crafted in small batches from the finest quality chocolate and select natural ingredients including local Vermont cream, sweet butter, maple syrup, and honey. LCC chocolates are available online at www.lakechamplainchocolates.com, toll-free at 1-800-465-5909, as corporate gifts & wedding favors, at three company-owned retail stores in Vermont, and nationwide at specialty food & gift stores and upscale hotels & inns.
Contact: Public Relations, 802-864-1808
Web Site: www.lakechamplainchocolates.com