Chocolate truffle Making night in a french oasis

Manhattan , United States

Experience hosted by Virginie

2 hours, Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
French cuisine
Includes equipment

What you'll do

As you arrive, You will be greeted by Virginia, our experienced French specialist who will serve you a traditional and authentic hot or iced cocoa ( with a twist.)
Once warmed up and while getting to know each others .
Then you will be whisked away through a brief history of chocolate which spans centuries, while also learning about some of the processes involved with chocolate making.
Virginia will then guide you through the “ Making Ganache”Demo, teaching you everything from scratch, as well showing you how to be creative with a traditional recipe.
You will make then your own truffles, while soon realize how a simple recipe can be molded into something as unique as your imagination. Not only you will be able to add your own flavors and topping, but your own feelings into your personal creations. It’s a perfect hands on + educational experience.
Virginia will be there with you every step of the way, entertaining you with fun facts and answers to all questions.
As VIP , you will be offered a full Kit to duplicate the recipe at home plus a discount on the boutique.
As you arrive, You will be greeted by Virginia, our experienced French specialist who will serve you a traditional and authentic hot or iced cocoa ( with a twist.)
Once warmed up and while getting to know each others .
Then you will be whisked away through a brief history of chocolate which spans centuries, while also learning about some of the processes involved with chocolate making.
Virginia will then guide you through the “ M…

What's included

  • Equipment
    We will provide all the equipment as aprons, chocolate ganache, toppings, f...

Meet your host, Virginie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 23 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Native of Paris, I have garnered ten years of experience as a chocolate expert in both France and the United States. I have taken lead roles in major projects for Chocolat Michel Cluizel (which is one the 10th best chocolate maker in Paris), including the “how to taste Chocolate workshop” in Paris .
I have also made appearances at The World Chocolate SHOW conference.
I made both television and radio appearances in France.

Christmas holidays stand out the most to me; the reuniting of my huge family, all cooking together helping one another, and growing even more closer together.
I can distinctly remember my face covered in chocolate. It was and still remains a wonderful thing to share. I am now in a place where I am looking to share delicious experiences making and provide a chance to build similar memories.
Native of Paris, I have garnered ten years of experience as a chocolate expert in both France and the United States. I have taken lead roles in major projects for Chocolat Michel Cluizel (which is one the 10th best chocolate maker in Paris), including the “how to taste Chocolate workshop” in Paris .
I have also made appearances at The World Chocolate SHOW conference.
I made both television and radio appearances in France.

Christmas holidays stand out the most to me; the re…
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Where you'll be

You will be welcomed as vip family in Michel Cluizel midtown location. Chocolate store/coffee shop by day and romantic French style refuge by night.
A magic place, in a dim light where you will feel as if you were in Paris seating on terrace sipping wine where you normally can’t.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

John Robert
September 2021
Virginie was amazing. Learning about chocolate, how to make chocolate truffles and drinking her special chocolate drink was magical. A fantastic date night!
Chae Ryun (Michelle)
August 2021
Had a lot of fun during this experience! Virginie was a great host, and we got to learn a lot about how chocolates are made - which was not something I was expecting to get out of this experience. I wish there was more of the cooking aspect to it, but it was still fun rolling truffles and adding deco to take them home in a cute box :) Thanks for hosting!
Jennifer
August 2021
My husband and I absolutely loved making chocolate truffles with Virginie! This experience completely exceeded our expectations! It was so wonderful to learn about chocolate from someone with such deep knowledge and passion for the subject. The truffles were fun to make and super tasty too! I would highly recommend booking this experience!
Arthur
August 2021
My wife ❤'d her surprise date night. Our experience revealed secrets about what ingredients to look for when buying chocolate, 🍫 what percentage of chocolate tastes the best, and why it's important to know the chocolates origin. The educational value of the Chocolate Truffle Making Night validated the price. After this workshop, you'll understand why chocolate is expensive. Virginia is a knowledgeable host whose passionate about making iced and hot chocolate delicacies. An added bonus is hearing Virginia's French accent. I was happy to know our class size only had one other couple. For those who drive and don't have patience finding free parking spaces on the street, you'll be happy to know there's a Parking Garage right next door. (at French Wink 😉 / O Cabanon location) Now for our Fav's... we enjoyed the Cinnamon Sugar Chocolate Truffle, the Sancerre Wine and the Lipton Peche Iced-Tea from France. 🇫🇷 We disliked the Salted Chocolate Truffle, (don't say we didn't warn you) 😁 O Cabanon was closed (so you'll have to find dinner options elsewhere - until Sept 2021) and if the other party is late, you may have to wait a few minutes for workshop to begin. Lastly, I'd suggest you contact Virginia in advance to let her know your Covid concerns so she can accommodate. Our workshop was mask-free. 😷 We'd recommend this Chocolate Truffle Making Night out to our friend's & family. Especially those who love Chocolate. It also felt good to support a rising female entrepreneur who lost her job due to Covid. Book your Chocolate Truffle Making Night now!
Jenny
August 2021
Had an amazing time..loved the mix of education and hands on work.. Virginie is clearly extremely passionate about the topic and it comes through. Would highly recommend.
Dauna
August 2021
We bought this for my in-laws 35th anniversary and they loved it! They live local so it was something unique to do rather than the same old thing in NYC. Thank you Virginie!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

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