City Pulse

By Mary Dooe

Let’s face it – the whole wine connoisseur thing is played out. This year’s hot palate expertise involves something a little more delicious, namely chocolate. Whether its Hershey’s or Godiva, David Siegel’s Chocolate Tasting Class at the 92nd Street Y will teach you everything you need to know about the world’s favorite dessert.

Similar to wine, there is a technique to tasting chocolate, the basics of which start out the class. From there, clients learn how chocolate is made, from choosing a good bean from a bad bean to the process of making the best chocolate out of those beans. He will also give those who attend an idea of where to buy the best chocolate in the world (hint: it ain’t Godiva). While I tend to think snobbery is also a thing that is a bit played out, a little chocolate knowledge couldn’t hurt anyone, and spouting off about the best textures, colors and smells of chocolate is certain to liven up even the dullest dinner part conversation.

What: Dark Chocolate Taste Testing class
Where: the 92nd street YMCA (at Lexington Avenue)
When: February 22nd, 7-9 pm, $45 per person (and it most likely is the only class offered this year!)

Originally published February 2009
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