We’re thrilled to welcome craft chocolatier Alan McClure to Provisions tonight for a special tasting of his single origin bean-to-bar chocolates. Last year in the New Yorker, local Brooklyn chocolatier Rick Mast compared Patric’s 70% Madagascar Sambirano Valley bar not to a sunny day (which we could use one right about now) but to Mr. Darcy in “Pride and Prejudice,” by Jane Austen:
Ever thought, “Who in their right mind would spend that much on chocolate?” Give it a chance, Elizabeth; Mr. Darcy waits to be unwrapped. Even the most to-the-manor-born chocolate is relatively inexpensive compared to a bottle of wine, and just as transporting. Allow yourself Patric’s seventy-per-cent cacao bar from the Sambirano Valley, in Madagascar. Inside, you will find perhaps the most refined chocolate of the micro-batch scene. Cherry and plum will knock you on your rear in surprise.
Try the chocolate, then cross the street to Greenlight Books and buy the book!