Founder & Chocolatier
As a certified chocolatier, I design and create artisanal chocolates that pair perfectly with wines and spirits. I also host guided chocolate and wine tastings in your home or office, and at special events and wine bars. And I share my explorations in chocolate on my blog here....
Wine or Spirits & Chocolate Pairing Events
April 27 Philo Ridge Vineyards Wine & Chocolate Tasting at the Boonville Hotel, Boonville CA
May 19 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Celebration featuring our chocolates.
May 26 Taste of Chocolate, Wine & Ale in Mendocino featuring our chocolates.
- Sammy's Beach Bar Rum-infused chocolate featured at Saylor's Restaurant Rockin' Rum Party in Sausalito tonight 5 months ago
Category Archives: Chocolate Production
Galloping Gourmet? Hardly. That would have required an English accent (I only have a Canadian one); running and leaping over chairs (I was wearing heels so that was out of the question); and copious amounts of wine quaffed during my … Continue reading
What could possibly distract me from chocolate? Babies. Puppies. Kitchens (professional ones, that is). For the past month, I’ve been lovingly focused on these three things and pretty much these three things only. First, is the birth of my husband’s … Continue reading
If you were stranded on a desert island with only one style of chocolate, what chocolate would you choose? That’s the question that Mort Rosenblum, author of Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light asks himself. So, after having … Continue reading
“Chocolate is the closest thing we mortals have to ambrosia….” This delectable little phrase from the dust jacket of Maricel Presilla’s book, The New Taste of Chocolate Revised: A Cultural and Natural History of Cacao with Recipes not only captures the … Continue reading
Chocolate is an opening to heartfelt desires and to deeper conversation. I knew this intuitively and now I know it through experience–whenever I mention that I am a chocolatier, people’s eyes open up just a little bit wider, they smile with … Continue reading