Whether you’re prepping for Valentine’s Day or you just want to treat yourself, these five chocolate-centric events are perfect for chocolate lovers and aficionados alike.
Curious about the art of truffle-making? Join chef Robert Toland at Terrain in Glen Mills on Jan. 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a hands-on workshop. Not only will you learn how to create your own decadent chocolates, but you’ll also master the technique of incorporating different flavors into homemade truffles. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and bring a bottle of your favorite wine to sip. Tickets are $65 per person and reservations are required.
914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-2400.
The Master’s Baker is hosting a truffle-making class on Feb. 13, from 7-9 p.m., just in time for Valentine’s Day. Grab a fellow chocoholic or someone special and learn how to make hand-rolled truffles infused with tempting flavors. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online.
319 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-9888.
Beginning the first weekend of February, Chaddsford Winery will host a walking wine-and-chocolate tour of its beautiful winery. Meander through the gorgeous historic property and visit five stations, each with a collection of artisan chocolates paired with Chaddsford’s award-winning wines. Purchase your tickets in advance for $25 per person, or pay $30 at the door. Wine and chocolate pairings run every Saturday and Sunday in February from 12-5 p.m., or reserve a spot for Feb. 14, from 12-7 p.m.
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221.
Mark your calendar for Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. when the Kennett Library will host Estelle Tracy of 37 Chocolates as she guides attendees through all things chocolate. Learn about the history of chocolate and its production, pass around show-and-tell items like a fresh cacao pod and sample handcrafted confections, all for free.
216 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-2702.
On Feb. 11, get lost in a bounty of chocolate tastings, brownies, cakes, candies, cookies and cupcakes, plus local wines and craft brews, at Kennett High School. Indulge in and judge an array of desserts crafted by professional chefs, amateurs and students. Remember to enter the Year of Living Chocolate raffle for the chance to receive a full year of chocolate treats. This sweet day is ticketed, and you can treat your valentine at a discounted rate (two Connoisseur Early Admission tickets go for $45). Proceeds benefit the United Way of Southern Chester County.
100 E. South St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-4357.