Learn about the history of Venezuelan chocolate in the best way possible — through chocolate tastings.
Next Friday, November 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Crane Old School space in Fishtown, Casa de Venezuela and Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas team up for an evening history lesson, tasting party and dessert competition as part of the bi-monthly tertulia series of events. The tertulia events aim to teach folks about topics regarding the Latin American community through lectures, artistic events and discussions in a social gathering setting.
This month, the final tertulia of the year, entitled From the Cocoa Bean to Your Mouth: The History of Chocolate, teaches attendees about Venezuelan culture and the country’s chocolate history. Drool.
Mix, mingle and sample delectable sweets, all while grooving to live Venezuelan music.
Also, be sure to bring your best chocolate dessert for the chance to take home Venezuelan chocolate of your own from Chocolates El Rey, a premium retailer dedicated to providing the best chocolate to the masses, think fair-trade and exclusively local cocoa beans. Chocolates El Rey is also one of the oldest chocolate distributors in Venezuela. Talk about a prize!
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
From the Cocoa Bean to Your Mouth: The History of Chocolate
When: Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas at the Crane Old School, 1417 N. 2nd Street
Where: Friday, November 22, 7-10 p.m.
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children
More info: www.raicesculturales.org