February 11, 2012 4:00 pm
February 11, 2012 6:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President Street, Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

This Saturday evening we’ll be rubbing noses with the divine, sharing and discussing the world of chocolate with an emphasis on sustainable and fair practices. True chocolate lovers would comb the earth, scale chocolate mountains, bathe in hot chocolate fountains, go the distance to reveal the truth of chocolate, and tonight we’re here to take you there. You will learn a bit about the chocolate trade, taste the sultry, deep, and oozing notes inherent in natural chocolate products, compare exploitative practices to fair practices; how to choose what to buy; and how to store, melt, temper, use, and cook with chocolate. Sip on some Prosecco as we allow ourselves to indulge full-speed while we make exquisite chocolates that respect the grower and the earth! In February, with Valentine’s Day approaching, nothing says love like chocolate. After this class, many different kinds of love will abound: love for chocolate, love for its producers, love for the environment where it grows… Oh yes, and love for your sweetheart, too. (That rush of endorphins being released really gets a lot done.)

Recipes: Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Ganache Frosting; White Chocolate-Lavender Hot Cocoa with Bee Pollen; Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream; Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups; Dark Chocolate Truffles; Dark Chocolate Cherry Cardamom & Orange Ginger

Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Have a brush with the divine as we delve into the world of chocolate.

Melissa Ricketts

Melissa was born in Jamaica, West Indies and raised in New York City. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She managed clinical trials at a health-care teaching institution. Melissa decided to focus on her true passions: food & travel. She is an alum from the Institute of Culinary Education and worked at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern restaurant. Dynamic Cuisines reflects the working style and passion for diverse cuisines. The mission is to consistently provide exceptional client service and delectable cuisines which are seasonally inspired. Dynamic Cuisines is certified as a Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprise. Chef Melissa was selected to be part of the launch event for Chefs Move to Schools at The White House of The United States of America which is part of Let’s Move! to solve childhood obesity.Contact Melissa

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