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Chocolate Fest ’18



Chocolate Fest ’18
Downtown, 07:00

Spotlighting Vietnam’s Marou Chocolate at the Seventh Annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival, local standout chefs and beverage experts will craft chocolate-based creations to benefit the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

This year’s culinary lineup will include creators from the following local restaurateurs: Normal Ice Cream, The Copper Group, Post Office Place, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Tupelo and 3 Cups. Talented chefs will showcase the intense yet balanced flavors and aromas found in Marou’s bars with unique gastronomic applications, both sweet and savory. The evening will offer cacao inspired cocktail pairings from Water Witch and Crybaby Bitters as well as artfully selected wine pairings from Libation Inc., along with brewed-to-order coffee from La Barba Coffee Roasters.

The seventh annual Caputo’s Chocolate Festival takes place on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM, at the downtown Caputo’s Market & Deli. Space is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Initiative.

About Heirloom Cacao Preservation:

The HCP is a non-profit collaboration between the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to genetically identify strains of cacao that are extraordinary and unique in flavor and quality and preserve them in the face of an agricultural system that is quickly killing them off. For more information, visit http://www.finechocolateindustry.org/hcp.

About Marou Chocolate:

From comfort to exhilaration, lust, fear, and back to comfort, Marou evokes unexpected thoughts and emotions. It is an incredibly complex and exotic chocolate, managing to be both ethereal and visceral at the same time, like a mysterious, alluring woman whispering to you in a foreign tongue. Using 100% Vietnamese ingredients, including shade-grown cacao from 6 different provinces, Marou captures aromas and flavors never-before experienced by our Western palates. While it may take a lifetime of tasting to really get to know the soul of Marou’s chocolate, one thing is perfectly clear: these two French expats living in Vietnam, producing chocolate reminiscent of the French style but distinctively Vietnamese, make globalization look sexy.