Luxury Food Travel - Chocolate Making Class

All-Inclusive Epicurean Retreat

Chocolate Making

BECOME AN EPICURE

Epicure – noun: a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur.

Create sweet moments with your sweetheart this Valentine’s weekend. Immerse yourself in a hands-on chocolate making experience during this all-inclusive, three-night epicurean retreat. Our Executive Pastry Chef at The Farm at Brush Creek will lead you through a robust itinerary mastering the art of chocolate truffle making. Discover the delicate and detailed process of tempering rich Elvesia 74% Grand Cru Dark Chocolate Couverture and taste your decadent truffle creations filled with flavors of salted caramel bourbon, espresso, and more.

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All-Inclusive Retreat Itinerary

Thursday Arrival:

  • Welcome Reception and Cellar Tour with the aromas from the Bakery before a Special Valentine’s 5-Course Wine-Pairing Dinner at The Farm’s fine-dining restaurant, Cheyenne Club.

Friday Morning: 

  • Begin your day with Mochas and Chocolate Croissants before embarking on your own chocolate truffle creations.
  • Learn how to make ganache fillings and start making your desired flavor from a selection of salted caramel bourbon, dark chocolate, ice wine, and espresso.

Friday Afternoon: 

  • Chef Keisha will walk you through different chocolate tempering techniques.
  • Select two or three of your favorite molds to create from a selection of 60 different sizes and shapes.
  • Learn how to decorate your molds by hand-painting them with cocoa butter.
  • Indulge in a tasting of decadent chocolate truffles paired with 4 dessert wines to finish the first day.

Saturday Morning:

  • Start your second day of truffle making by properly tempering your chocolate.
  • Learn the patience of creating a perfectly layered truffle by coating your molds.
  • Experience the hands-on process of filling your molds with the ganache of choice.

Saturday Afternoon:

  • After a gourmet farm lunch is the big reveal you’ve been waiting for!
  • First, you will retemper the chocolate and cap your molds.
  • Unmold your creations to inspect your chocolate work of art!
  • Cut one of your truffles to examine the layers. Evaluate the thickness and evenness of the shell and capping.
  • Finalize your plating or box presentation and enjoy tastings along with a champagne toast.
  • Take home your chocolate truffles masterpieces to impress your family and friends.

Saturday Evening:

  • Celebrate your epicurean journey with a final farm-to-table dinner at the Cheyenne Club with paired wine and spirits and a Special Valentine’s Dessert.

Sunday Departure:

  • Enjoy a cozy breakfast by the grand fireplace and panoramic ranch views from the main lodge before departing.

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