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Valentine's Day Vegan Artisan Chocolate Making & Wine Pairing Class

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    Sat, February 4, 2023 (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

FlipJack Ranch - Farm to Table Bed & Breakfast
4600 Smith Grade
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Valentine's Day Chocolate Making & Wine Pairing Class at the beautiful FlipJack Ranch in Bonny Doon nestled in Santa Cruz mountains!

Greetings Chocolate & Wine Lovers!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day join me for a lovely afternoon of Vegan Artisan Chocolate Making and Wine Pairing at the beautiful FlipJack Ranch in Bonny Doon nestled amongst a red wood forest in the magical Santa Cruz mountains.

In this fun class you'll be making artisan chocolates with Valrhona France Guanaja 70% Dark Chocolate, Pascha Organic Vegan White Chocolate, organic herbs, flowers (culinary lavender included), chocolate covered cacao nibs, freeze dried raspberries, candied orange peel, fruit pastilles, roasted pistachio, hazelnut and fleur de sel.

You will also package your chocolate creations with an assortment of festive wrapping materials to take home.

A highlight of the class is always when we sit down after our chocolate making and sample our creations with a delicious French red wine. This year the featured wine is the 2018 Château Cleyrac Bordeaux. This classic garnet colored Bordeaux has a lovely nose of ripe fruits, subtle spicy notes and subtle tannins, which beautifully complements dark chocolate!

Class runs for 4 hours and is limited to 10 students to ensure the most spectacular experience for all. Since seats are limited, early registration is highly encouraged.

Class fee is $175.00 (nonrefundable) and includes a bottle of 2018 Château Cleyrac Bordeaux and samples of your chocolates made in the class.

I will provide a name badge and an apron for each student, lavender French roast coffee, red vanilla herbal tea and some delicious vegan refreshments before the start of class! It’s an experience you’ll savor from beginning to end. This wonderful class makes a beautiful gift to yourself and your loved ones for birthdays and anniversaries too.

I look forward to seeing you in the class! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Chef Ellie Lavender

Vegan Mediterranean Personal Chef

Culinary & Wine Pairing Instructor

Lavender Design + Cuisine

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