Just in time for a Valentine's Gift! Truffle Making with Master Chocolatier Class February 07th 2014

Back by popular demand for only 2 dates is our Truffle Making with Master Chocolatier Class!

Come learn the art of truffle making from Mary Leonard, owner of Chocolat Celeste and named one of "10 Best Emerging American Artisanal Chocolatiers".

This 3 hour class will include working hands-on in the kitchen where Chocolat Celeste chocolatiers create their most popular delights.  If you remember the truffle scene from I Love Lucy, you'll get to enrobe and hopefully do a better job then Lucy did.

You'll enjoy the morning:

  • Learning how to make ganache; the creamy "to-die-for" filling in the middle
  • Finding out the secrets behind getting a perfect rolled and dipped truffle
  • Creating amazing molded chocolates
  • Finishing truffles, including how to stencil

At the end of the class, you'll be proud of the box full of truffles ($80 value) that you can take home and share with loved ones or enjoy all yourself!  If you love chocolate, you can't miss this class!

Unique Valentine's Gifts February 07th 2014

Give Your Valentine a Uniquely Sweet Gift!

Chocolate and Wine Decadence Tour

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!  Join this tour and you'll enjoy some of the best local chocolate delicacies the Twin Cities has to offer.  You'll learn the history behind chocolate and everything about the chocolate making process from the cacao bean to the finished product.  You will be enlightened by local chocolatiers on how they make their chocolate treats and learn ways to pair chocolate with wine.  Did I mention you will enjoy the "best truffles in the country, possibly the world" according to Oprah Winfrey on the Oprah Winfrey Show.  Only 5 dates available.

50% off for your Valentine - use discount code "valentine"

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Truffle Making with Master Chocolatier 

2 additional dates have been released for this hands-on class where you will learn the art of truffle making from Mary Leonard, owner of Chocolat Celeste and named one of "10 Best Emerging American Artisanal Chocolatiers".

This 3 hour class will include:

  • Learning how to make ganache; the creamy "to-die-for" filling in the middle
  • Finding out the secrets behind getting a perfect rolled and dipped truffle
  • Creating amazing molded chocolates
  • Finishing truffles, including how to stencil
  • Large box of truffles ($80 value)

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What to do on the weekend this winter? January 09th 2014

It gets cold outside and this winter is seems to be very cold!  But not here at Taste Twin Cities.  We offer tours year round and our winter tours are INDOORS where it's nice and warm.  Our tours can be booked under our public tours or by private booking.

For the foodies, we have our Minneapolis Skyway Food Tour.  You'll enjoy the afternoon using the Skyways to get around to some of the best local restaurants Minneapolis has to offer.  Along the way you'll learn about the history of Minneapolis, see the historical site and find out how many Skyways Minneapolis has.  Can you guess?

New this year is our Ethnic Market Tour!  You'll visit 3 local ethnic markets in our warm transportation and enjoy lunch along the way.  You will also learn about basic ingredients used in each culture and then shown how to use these amazing ingredients to make wonderful Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mexican meals to share with family and friends.  You'll enjoy meeting local owners and receive a guided tour through the markets, explore the layout of each shopping venue, and receive some of our favorite authentic dish recipes.  Free time will be available to shop at each market exploring the unique ingredients, find everything you need to make one of our favorite recipes or create one of your own.

For the beer lovers we offer our Twin Cities Brewery Tour.  The tour visit 3 local craft breweries in our nice and warm transportation.  You'll enjoy tasting many local craft beers, a private behind the scene brewery tour, bacon beer nuts, snacks and a lot more.