Artisan Chocolate + Cabaret Show? Really? What is this all about? This upcoming live spectacle is the creation of friend, fellow food blogger and community-builder extraordinaire Jackie Gordon (aka The Diva That Ate New York). You’ve read about Jackie’s wonderful food events like Pie Party Live and Cookie Swap, which bring together bakers and bloggers in real life to eat, drink, and network.
Now, she’s launching a new venture: “CHOCABARET: Where An Artisan Chocolate Tasting Meets A Cabaret Show,” combining her love of food, her marvelous singing voice, and her talent for hosting fabulously-delicious events. It will be taking place at the Metropolitan Room in New York City on October 20, 2013. To fund this, she’s reached out to her community, like this website, to help get the word out about her Kickstarter project which will make this “eatertainment” (her description) evening possible.
Set to music and intertwined with stories, anecdotes, eating tips, and lots of chocolate, Jackie will be walking attendees through a tasting of artisan chocolate bonbons and bars made by New York chocolatiers. The mouth-watering list of participating companies includes: Bond St. Chocolates, Fika Chocolate, Fine and Raw Chocolates, Fruition Chocolate, Oliver Kita, and Roni-Sue’s Chocolate. In addition, Jackie will also be exercising her own confectionery skills by crafting a signature chocolate for the show.
CHOCABARET will introduce its audience to:
The making of chocolate – from bean to bar
Tales from the deliciously sordid history of chocolate
Tips for tasting chocolate like a professional
Ways to select a great chocolate
The stories behind the chocolates in the tasting
For chocolate fans and lovers of live entertainment, this will be an amazing evening, I have no doubt. To make it happen, Jackie needs folks to support her Kickstarter project, which you can do by clicking here. At each level of support, there are incentive offerings for your donations. The website also gives more information about Jackie herself and describes her past “eatertainment” events. If the project is fully funded by the deadline on the website, then the event can take place as planned this coming October in New York.