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Wine & Chocolate Combine for Perfect Night Out in West Hartford

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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s resident chocolatier will serve up hand-made confections, perfectly paired with six different wines.

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Submitted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society

The perfect gift for your Valentine, a night of hand-made chocolates and perfectly complementing wines!

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, from 7:30 – 9 p.m., guests will sip six different wines while they sample six different chocolates made by the museum’s resident chocolatier.

Steve Leon of Wine Cellars 4 (68 Farmington Ave., Farmington) and Mary Anne Charron, Chocolatier and owner of Cocoa Chi, will share their knowledge and expertise about wines and chocolates that complement perfectly. Guests will try six varieties of each over the course of the evening. These will include dark and milk chocolate tastings featuring chocolate with pralines, dark chocolate truffles, and white chocolate with raspberry ganache. Wine pairings will include Shiraz, Zinfandel, Port, and Muscat among others.

The chocolate being served is handmade by Mary Anne Charron, a West Hartford resident and lawyer by trade who happened to study art and craft of traditional chocolate making in Arles, France. Based in the Noah Webster House kitchen, Cocoa Chi’s chocolates are fair trade, all natural and from a single origin. Among Cocoa Chi’s trademark chocolates are its signature hand rolled and dipped truffles, with ganache made only from cream and chocolate, praliné, mendiants, and fresh salted caramels.

The event is $20 for museum members and Let*s GO Arts members and $25 for the general public. Visit https://www.yapsody.com/presenter/home/index/30295/171480 or call 860-521-5362 x21 for reservations (required).

The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is a not-for-profit museum and cultural destination where citizens can learn to understand and appreciate the past. The museum preserves the birthplace of Noah Webster, the founding father, educator, author and lexicographer who taught generations of Americans what it means to be American. This National Historic Landmark is also a repository for the history of West Hartford, the community that molded Noah Webster’s future and is still thriving over 250 years later. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open daily 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.

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