Ganache at the Gardens: a Chocolate Celebration

When February 10, 2019, 11:00 AM - February 10, 2019, 4:00 PM
Where McMillan Greenhouse, 9090 Craver Rd Charlotte, NC 28262
Speaker(s) Jeff Gillman, Ph.D., director, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
Esa Weinreb, head chocolate maker at The Underground Truffle
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $0.00
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Weekend Parking - Unless a parking space is marked by a sign indicating that it is reserved, you may park in any space on campus for free without a permit.

The greenhouse will extend its hours to 11am-4pm for this special event! No admission fee!

Join the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for a celebration of chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn about the cocoa tree and how its fruits are processed into delectable confections. Romantic classical music and free samples will enhance your experience. Be sure to visit our orchid display in its annual flowering glory! And don’t forget to bring your sweetie!

The event will include a short talk about the cocoa tree at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm by Jeff Gillman, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens director; a chocolate- making demonstration by Esa Weinreb, head chocolate maker at The Underground Truffle at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm; music by classical flutist Jennifer Dior of the Charlotte Symphony at 12:30 pm and by classical guitarist Todd Tipton of Noda Guitar Studio at 2:00 pm, free chocolate samples and free hot cocoa.

Available for purchase for your valentine are:

Artisan chocolates from The Underground Truffle, botanical resin jewelry with flowers and leaves from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens and Spotted Dog Jewelry of Asheville ($24 and up), and a variety of beautiful orchids priced $10-$50

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