Date: Saturday 8th November 2014
Time: 6.30pm for 2 hours or thereabouts.
Venue: Highbank Orchard – http://www.highbankorchards.com. You will also be able to sample and buy from the wonderful range of Highbank Ciders – Proper, Medieval and Drivers.
Map showing entrance to Highbank – https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zFi7I69FJBfk.kkTe3qWzL_98
Link to buy tickets (only €8 to join us & €5 for Slow Food Members)
Who – and what?
There is a distinction at the making end of chocolate between making chocolate from scratch (from beans) and using couverture to make the finished product. We have (to my knowledge) only
one two chocolate makers in Ireland (Wilkies & Hazel Mountain Chocolates) – one of those will be at an event with us in 2015 if I get my way :-).
Our 3 makers are:
Mary Teehan, Truffle Fairy
I’ve known Mary since she was experimenting with chocolates in her home kitchen and I had a personal interest in her expanding into a commercial setting because that capacity increase allowed her to introduce some vegan dark chocolate bars and truffles :-)
Karen Keane, Bean and Goose
Karen is the co-founder of Bean and Goose together with her sister Natalie. They are based in Wexford and only kicked off last year (2013). It was their single origin bars that caught my eye – that and catchy branding.
Alyssa Jade McDonald, Blyss Chocolate
Lyss is someone I have only “met” virtually. Known her for over 3 years and email, Twitter and Skype are how we have gotten to know each other. In one of those weird coincidences she works closely with someone who lives in Kilkenny! She is the first non-Irish based maker in the series and thats because she happens to be in Ireland in the week that this evening is on and her story is really interesting :-)
She is our Chocolate Maker and will share the story of bean to bar – from plantation to mouth.
and here are the 3 in person (together with a stray sister)
Thats it – gonna be a great way to wind up the first year of Biabeag :-)
Tickets here for €8 – samples and a chance to buy more on the night.