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Kitchen Lab: Chocolate

Kitchen Lab: Chocolate
Tue, Apr 26

06:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Grab your Golden Tickets and explore America's favorite confectionery ingredient from pod to plate as we indulge in everything chocolate! Learn about the wonders of the cocoa bean from the connoisseurs at MUCHOMAS while sipping hot chocolate. Then, mix, stir, and master the science of tempering with local pastry chef Peter Scarola. After you’ve worked up an appetite, savor chocolate mousse and ganache!
Must be 21 or older. 

This event is SOLD OUT.
  • Tickets

    Reservation required

    Price: $30.00; SOLD OUT

  • Location

    Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor

    1901 Vine Street

    Philadelphia, PA, 19103

    Directions


  • Speakers

    Derek Menaldino
    Derek Menaldino
    Derek Menaldino loves chocolate. As co-founder of MUCHOMAS Chocolate, he uses his background in investments and entrepreneurship to bring fine Nicaraguan cacao to the world.
    Peter Scarola
    Peter Scarola
    Peter Scarola is the Pastry Chef of the acclaimed restaurant, R2L, where he leads his staff in the creation of pastries and artistic plated desserts for the restaurant and for off-site events. In the Winter of 2013, Scarola was recognized as a Rising Star Pastry Chef of Philadelphia through StarChefs.
    Sam Lehr
    Sam Lehr
    Sam Lehr is a lawyer by training, who has recently been spending more and more time exploring the world of chocolate. As a founder of MUCHOMAS Chocolate, Sam tries to spread the word about high-end cacao and its many wonders.
    Shanna Caster
    Shanna Caster
    Shanna Caster is a lover of science in all its forms, but is especially fond of chemistry, which she studied at the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. If you can cook it, taste it, transform it, or blow it up, she's all about it. Shanna currently works at The Franklin Institute as a Museum Program Supervisor, and, this is her third year nerding it up with the Philadelphia Science Festival.
  • Partners

    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    Free Library of Philadelphia
    In 1891, the Free Library of Philadelphia was chartered as "a general library which shall be free to all." Since its establishment, the Free Library has grown to become a city-wide system that includes 49 branches, the Parkway Central Library, the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and three regional libraries. The Free Library offers one of the country's most extensive collections as well as a series of educational programs, including adult education classes, author events, career services, after-school programs, and the Philadelphia Book Festival. With more than 6 million visits a year and 25 million Web hits a month, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in the city.
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    The Franklin Institute
    In 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.
    R2L Restaurant
    R2L Restaurant
    R2L Restaurant