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Montreal Ultimate Chocolate Tour

Price USD$68.72


Montreal Ultimate Chocolate Tour
Meet the most passionate people working with chocolate in Montreal, from a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, to a retailer and teacher, to a chocolatier or confectioner and a Mexican chef. Learn about chocolate from all of its angles - Mesoamerican and precolonial history, colonial production, industrial production and the bean-to-bar movement. If you want to learn the how\'s or why\'s of chocolate and have a palette and nose eager to explore the subtleties of high-quality chocolate, then this tour is perfect for you! Get behind the scenes with people that live and breath for chocolate and learn how they got to live the dream.

On this 4.5-hour chocolate tour, visit Chocolat Monarue, a bean-to-bar chocolate maker\'s production site. Learn the process of making chocolate and about the owner\'s personal story. You\'ll see the beans and other parts of the process that take place- all while tasting three chocolates made mostly with single origin beans.

Afterwards, walk to La Tamalera, a small Mexican restaurant through the Mile End Neighborhood. Enjoy a light meal with mole tamales and champurrado as well as an explication of chocolate in Mesoamerica and during the colonial period. You\'ll have the opportunity to meet the owner and chef of the restaurant.

Then walk through the Mile End and Plateau neighborhood with quick stops at a historic site to learn about the history of the neighborhoods. Arrive at La Tablette de Miss Choco, a bean-to-bar boutique. Enjoy a short presentation about the industrialization of chocolate and contrast it with the recent bean-to-bar movement. Taste three very different chocolates with an explanation of how to taste them and a tasting wheel to help with the vocabulary for chocolate tasting. You\'ll then have time to shop and ask questions.

Take a short walk to the Chocolatier Les Chocolats de ChloƩ and learn a bit of history of the Plateau on the way. Here, you\'ll visit the production site to see how chocolate is made on the confection side, as well as taste three products and see how chocolate is made. During this 30-minute stop, you\'ll also have time to shop.

All of the establishments are presented by the owners themselves.

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Meet the most passionate people working with chocolate in Montreal, from a bean-to-bar chocolate maker, to a retailer and teacher, to a chocolatier or confectioner and a Mexican chef. Learn about chocolate from all of its angles - Mesoamerican and precolonial history, colonial production, industrial production and the bean-to-bar movement. If you want to learn the how\'s or why\'s of chocolate and have a palette and nose eager to explore the subtleties of high-quality chocolate, then this tour is perfect for you! Get behind the scenes with people that live and breath for chocolate and learn how they got to live the dream.