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Virtual Chocolate Tasting

Saturday, December 12, 2020 26 Kislev 5781

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Chocolate Tasting
with Chocolatier Mariano D’Aguiar of River-Sea Chocolates! 
Order Your Tasting Kit Now!

CBE presents Mariano D’Aguiar, for an evening of scrumptious world class chocolate tasting.

The Chocolate Tasting Evening includes a virtual presentation with stories, photos and video clips of the cocoa farms from five different South and Central American countries and the River-Sea chocolate factory.  And of course, the presentation includes REAL (not virtual) chocolate tasting.

Individuals or families can purchase one or more packages of 5 large or mini chocolate bars all of which are made in the River-Sea Chantilly Chocolate factory and only use cocoa beans from single grower farms from five different South American countries.  

Chocolate packages will be delivered to Beth Emeth and will be available for pickup prior to Dec 12.  (Home deliveries will be made for any congregant who is unable to drive or leave their home due to the pandemic)

The chocolates can be shipped anywhere in the continental US (for an additional fee), so your extended family or friends living far away also are welcome to participate in this virtual chocolate tasting!

River-Sea Chocolates is a small, ethically and environmentally sourced bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Chantilly, VA. The company hosts guided chocolate tastings at our chocolate factory, and the feedback on these events has always been wonderful. Since the pandemic hit, they have started offering Virtual Chocolate Tastings using ZOOM, which maintains the interactive and intimate experience that people love about their in-person tours.

Mariano D’Aguiar, founder of River-Sea Chocolates, grew up in the cacao growing
region of Brazil. He has lived in the DC area for 13 years, working as an accountant by trade until switching gears to launch River-Sea. Among many other roles at River-Sea, Mariano is the Master Cacao Roaster. Through direct hands-on experience he is knowledgeable about every aspect of cacao farming, import/trade, and chocolate production. Mariano serves as an advisor to the US State Department’s Sustainable Cacao Supply Chain task force.

Order Your Tasting Kit Now! and watch your email and the December Shofar for the session Zoom link.

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