Treat your loved one to a dessert-making course on Valentine's Day, or buy your special lady a voucher to attend a future course of her choice.
Book for a special Valentines dessert-making course at the Lindt Chocolate Studios in Cape Town on Valentine's Day (14 Feb). The two hour course (from 5:30pm) includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, and the making of three indulgent, Valentines-inspired desserts (two of which will be made to take home and the third to be enjoyed in class). R220 per person, visit chocolatestudio.co.za or contact 021-831-0360 to book.
Get behind the scenes on chocolate making at CocoaFair, at the Old Biscuit Mill, Cape
Town. Chef and chocolatier Antonino Allegra will be running three-hour courses on
bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate, including a welcome glass of wine, factory tour, the
opportunity to make and temper your own chocolate from carefully roasted beans and
creating a selection of truffles to take home. Courses run every Wednesday at R450 per
person, contact 076-454-1025 to book or visit www.cocoafair.com for more info. Private courses can be arranged on other days for groups of at least six.
Specialty hand-made truffles are also available for purchase at the Lindt Studio shop and Cocoa Fair, so if you're buying chocolates as a V-day gift, be a little more original and get the artisanal kind. they will go down better than Quality Streets, promise.