The Craft Chocolate Experience

The Craft Chocolate Experience is happening in San Francisco next weekend, March 06, 07, 08!

http://craftchocolateexperience.com/

If you enjoy chocolate, this exhibition is a chance to take a deep dive into the culture, the flavors, the adventures, the artistry, and social justice movement behind craft chocolate. The range of speakers, pairings and presentations is really excellent and the variety of exhibitors is exciting.

I am pleased to announce that I will be included as an exhibitor!

Since traveling with our friends Rob Hunter and Kent Nelson to the Northwest Chocolate Festival in the Fall of 2017, and Costa Rica in Spring of 2018, I have been seduced by the culture of craft chocolate. I have met talented and amazing people from farmers of the fruit, to chocolatiers like myself. It is a fascinating culture and the product is tasty.

This will be my largest endeavor to date, and it is very exciting. Please join us and find me in the exhibition hall!

Tastings

I would like to share my knowledge of craft chocolate with you! Come to taste and discuss the culture of craft chocolate.

March 15 and April 19

Sundays, 2pm to 4pm

1083 Noe Street

Currently I have two tastings scheduled with more to come. What would you like to know about chocolate and the craft chocolate movement? Are you shy to express yourself in tastings? We will practice tasting and how to taste. I am not a somm, nor a serious geek, I just enjoy chocolate and learning along the way. Let's enjoy chocolate and learning together!

Space is limited so please RSVP with me if you would like to join.

Email me at david@duchocoltier.com

News

AIM, Agricultural Institute of Marin, has accepted me as a vendor! I will be in a consistent public location so that you can find me.

Exciting, right?

Their team appreciates my sensibility for seasonal foods, engaging local farmers, and fine chocolate and I have long been a fan of their San Rafael markets on Thursdays and Sundays.

The tasting and approval process was fun, albeit slow. Unfortunately, the slog continues for a few more weeks before I am on site and selling. I am optimistic that by late April or early May I will be in my tent at the Stonestown Farmers' Market on Sundays.

Here is a link to the market on AIM’s website:

https://agriculturalinstitute.org/directory/listing-details/stonestown-market

Pop-Ups

As quite a few of you know, I have been popping-up here and there. I have found pop-ups to be a really pleasant means to meet friends, make new friends, and share some chocolate.

Through the winter holidays I was often found on 24th Street adjacent to the Noe Valley Farmers' Market. I have been invited to make a consistent appearance at that location! News on that will follow soon.

Please watch my Instagram feed for news on pop-ups.

www.instagram.com/david.upchurch

The Easter Season is Near

I will offer another set of bonbons and some treats for this year’s season. I am casting figures already, one-by-one, in old European molds. The process is slow but the figures are fun to see and to eat.

Please watch my Instagram feed for updates and news about seasonal products.

www.instagram.com/david.upchurch

Enjoy your chocolate,

David