Please join us in December for:
Tour and Tasting:
For those who enjoyed our Tour and Tasting at Marshall Brewing this past summer, welcome to the sweeter side of tasting... artisan chocolate! Join us for this special holiday edition of our Chapter Meetings to tour the Glacier Confection facility downtown where they produce artisan chocolates 'from bean to bar'. Learn about how cacao bean is sourced, transformed, and crafted into the beautiful and delicious product we know as artisan chocolate. The group will be divided into two (2) tour groups - one at 11:30 and another at 12:15. While one group is touring, the other group will relax with lunch. There will be a special gift surprise for participants, so you won't want to miss it! Please be sure to register early so that we can ensure a balanced tour group size and sufficient food and gift surprises.
ALTERNATE MEETING LOCATION: Glacier Confection, 209 E. Archer, Tulsa, OK 74103
Date: December 14, 2018
11:30am -Group #1 begins tour, Group #2 begins lunch
12:15pm - Group #2 begins tour, Group #1 begins lunch
Catering: Que Gusto
Enjoy an amazing South American lunch of a full-sized empanada (meat or vegetarian), house salad, and dulce-de-leche cookie.
The story of chocolate, as far back as we know it, begins more than 2000 years ago in equatorial Central America where the Mayan Indians held cocoa beans in high regard. Images of cocoa pods were carved into the walls of their elaborate stone temples, and Mayan writings refer to cacao as "food of the gods." It was the Mayans who first created a beverage from crushed cocoa beans, which was enjoyed by royalty and shared at sacred ceremonies. (http://www.chocolateusa.org/)
So, what is Artisan Chocolate? "At Glacier Confection we embrace Artisan Chocolate and the Artisan Chocolatier in a very simplistic, yet special way; we love and respect the Cacao and what it means to us here on this planet. Artisan Chocolate is a by-product of this very special fruit, or Theobroma cacao, the Food of the Gods. We like to think that Artisan Chocolate represents the raw, live, power of this plant and all the health and medicinal values of it being retained through very little processing. For Artisan Chocolate to remain what it has always been requires us to study and learn as much as possible about its origin, history, and transformation across cultures and continents, and how it influenced individuals be they rich or poor. The Artisan Chocolate, if produced properly will enrich and change lives."
Learn more chocolate facts by visiting the Glacier Confection website, facts page.
Still want to learn more about how chocolate is produced? Try the Alton Brown episode from Season 1, The Art of Darkness
|Event Date||12-14-2018 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||12-14-2018 1:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||10-24-2018|
|Cut off date||12-14-2018 8:00 am|
|Individual Price||$10 Members, $15 Non Members|