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Let’s have a chocolate party! For the chocolate lover in all of us, I offer private chocolate-tasting events in NYC and the surrounding areas. Join me for discussion and banter as I lead your group through an hour and a half of pure chocolatey goodness.  

These events are perfect for company team-building, holiday parties, and more.

The best part: I come to you! I’ll bring the chocolate and any pairings, and you can relax, taste, and enjoy.

The other best part: Ten percent of the proceeds of my chocolate tastings go toward chocolate education and literacy instruction for underprivileged kids at READ718 and other NYC nonprofits.

Here are a few of my most popular options, and I’m also happy to create a bespoke event for your group.

For more information and pricing, contact me at megan@chocolatenoise.com

Megan Giller can talk about chocolate, chocolate makers, and chocolate processes for hours, and it’s completely fascinating. She has a keen understanding of how to describe everything about chocolate as well as how to keep the discussion engaging, and is the perfect person to lead an expert or a novice through a chocolate tasting.
— Ethan Lercher, Director of Events, Bryant Park
Megan not only shares her extensive knowledge but also introduces us to a fantastic array of craft chocolate which always lead the group into the most interesting and passionate conversations. The growing bean-to-bar movement is fascinating and this is the most delicious way to learn about it!
— Genevieve Leloup

Chocolate 101

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Like craft beer and specialty coffee, chocolate is having a moment, with artisans creating it from scratch. Join Megan for a guided 1.5-hour tasting of 5 delicious high-end chocolates. Learn how chocolate is made, discover the fascinating and sometimes hilarious stories of these small companies, and compare and contrast the chocolates the way you would a fine wine.

Includes: Tasters of 5 craft chocolates, roasted cocoa beans, palate cleansers (crackers, green apples), individual placemats

Chocolate-and-Beer Pairing Event

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Photo by Spencer Selvidge

Together, chocolate and beer create delicious third flavors that may well become your favorites! Join food writer and chocolate expert Megan Giller for a guided 1.5-hour tasting of 5 delicious high-end chocolates paired with 3 delicious NYC craft beers. Learn how bean-to-bar chocolate is made, discover the stories behind the chocolate makers and craft breweries, and enjoy pairings as you sit back and relax. 

Includes: Tasters of 5 craft chocolates, tasters of 3 craft beers, palate cleansers (crackers, green apples), roasted cocoa beans, individual placemats

Chocolate-and-Cheese Pairing Event

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You’d never guess it, but chocolate and cheese go together like Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Join Megan for a guided 1.5-hour tasting of 5 delicious high-end chocolates paired with 5 delicious specialty cheeses. Learn how chocolate and cheese are made, discover the stories behind the small companies, and enjoy pairings as you sit back and relax.

Includes: Tasters of 5 craft chocolates, tasters of 5 specialty cheeses, palate cleansers (crackers, green apples), roasted cocoa beans, individual placemats

For more information and pricing, contact me at megan@chocolatenoise.com

A great evening! Interesting bars I would never find on my own paired with witty banter and new [chocolate-loving] friends. What could be better?
— Kim Wilson, Cocoa Future
What a fun evening! Filled with laughter and the opportunity to taste rare new release chocolate. Perhaps the most interesting part was hearing the stories about the chocolate makers.
— Barbie Van Horn

 

Past Book Tour and Private Events

10/18/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting for Ollie (New York, NY)

10/11/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting at the Eugene (New York, NY)

10/4/2018: Underground Chocolate Salon at Secret Location (New York, NY)

9/12/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting for Renaissance Person club (New York, NY)

8/13/2018: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate for Kids at Institute of Culinary Education (New York, NY)

7/18/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting at 535 W. 43rd Luxury Building (New York, NY)

7/17/2018: Private Chocolate and Beer Tasting at Gotham West (New York, NY)

6/30/2018: "How to Talk to the Media" at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association Meeting (New York, NY)

6/22/2018: Private Chocolate and Fortified Wine Tasting (New York, NY)

6/5/2018: Private Chocolate and Health Tasting for Ollie (New York, NY)

5/22/2018: Private Chocolate, Cheese, and Beverage Pairing for Extell Marketing Group (New York, NY)

5/6/2018: Chocolate Fest at the 92Y (New York, NY)

5/1/2018: Private Chocolate and Fortified Wine Tasting for Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group (New York, NY)

4/17/2018: Private Chocolate and Cheese Pairing at Ashland Luxury Building (New York, NY)

4/14/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting at 66 Rockwell Luxury Building (New York, NY)

4/12/2018: Chocolate and Cheese Pairing Slash Book Reading With Aaron's Books (Lititz, PA)

3/10/2018: Private Chocolate and Cheese Pairing for Two (New York, NY)

3/2/2018: Chocolate, Cheese, Bread, and Port Pairing Dinner for OneTable (New York, NY)

2/24/2018: Private Tour of Raaka and Cacao Prieto With a Special Chocolate Tasting for Ollie (New York, NY)

2/4/2018: Panel Discussion at Roots of Cacao Conference, Institute of Culinary Education (New York, NY)

1/20/2018: Private Chocolate and Cheese Pairing for Two (New York, NY)

1/11/2018: Private Chocolate Tasting at 66 Rockwell Luxury Building (New York, NY)

12/7/2017, 5-7 PM: Chocolate Tasting at Neighbor Appreciation Night at Chelsea Market Baskets (New York, NY)

12/2/2017: Private Chocolate Tasting for Two!  (New York, NY)

11/18/2017, 7-9 PM: Underground Chocolate Salon Featuring Portland Chocolate Makers at Creo (Portland, OR)

11/18/2017, 1-3 PM: Book Release Party With Chocolate and Coffee at Ranger Chocolate (Portland, OR)

11/17/2017, 5-7 PM: Book Signing at Serra Dispensary (Portland, OR)

11/16/2017, 7-9 PM: Chocolate and Beer Pairing at Ex Novo Brewing (Portland, OR)

11/14/2017, 11 AM-12:30 PM: Guided Chocolate Tasting at Fran's Chocolates (Seattle, WA)

11/13/2017, 5-7 PM: Chocolate Tasting and Book Signing at Indi Chocolate (Seattle, WA)

11/11/2017, 12 PM: Panel at Northwest Chocolate Festival: "Hot Off the Presses: 4 New Must-Read Chocolate Books" (Seattle, WA)

11/9/2017, 7:30-9 PM: Chocolate and Tea Pairing at Chocolopolis (Seattle, WA)

11/9/2017, 6-7:30 PM: Book Release Party With Chocolate at Chocolopolis (Seattle, WA)

11/8/2017: Book Signing and Chocolate Tasting with Nuance Chocolate at Old Firehouse Books (Fort Collins, CO)

11/7/2017, 7 PM: Guided Chocolate Tasting and Book Signing at Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)

11/5/2017, 6:30 PM: A Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Sunday Supper at Rhubarb (Asheville, NC)

11/2/2017: Open House With Chocolate at French Broad Chocolate Factory (Asheville, NC)

11/2/2017: Chocolate-Beer Tasting With French Broad at Catawba Brewing (Asheville, NC)

10/30/2017, 7-9 PM: Chocolate and Spirits Pairing With Book Signing at Black Mountain Chocolate (Winston-Salem, NC)

10/29/2017, 6:30 PM: Chocolate Dinner at Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA)

10/23/2017: Talk and Tasting With Michael Laiskonis at 92Y (New York)

10/21/2017: Fruition Anniversary Party at Fruition Chocolate (Shokan, NY)

10/15, 2:15 PM: Bean-to-Bar Chocolate at the New York Coffee Festival (NYC)

10/12/2017: Underground Chocolate Salon at Roni-Sue's Chocolates (NYC)

10/9/2017: Chocolate-Beer Pairing Party With Raaka at Three's Brewing (NYC)

10/7/2017: Author Showcase at NAIBA Conference (Cherry Hill, NJ)

10/6/2017: Author Panel at the Big Chocolate Show (NYC)

10/1/2017: Book Release Party at the Meadow With Fruition, Raaka, and Counter Culture Coffee (NYC)

9/23/2017, 10:40-11:10 AM: Let's Talk About Food Festival Demo and Book Signing (Boston)

9/22/2017, 7 PM: Book Signing and Chocolate Tasting at Porter Square Books (Boston)

9/17/2017, 1-5 PM: Book Release Party at Hops & Grain Brewing With Tweed Coffee and Live Bands (Austin)

9/16/2017, 6:30-8:30 PM: Chocolate-Cheese Pairing Class at Antonelli's Cheese (Austin)

9/14/2017: Underground Chocolate Salon at Chocolaterie Tessa (Austin)

9/11/2017, 6-8 PM: Chocolate and Cheese Pairings at Scardello Cheese (Dallas)

9/9/2017, 12 PM: Dallas Chocolate Festival "Strangely Delicious" Tasting and Book Signing

5/13/2017 Mother's Day Chocolate Tasting at West Elm

5/7/2017: ChocolateFest at the 92Y

4/6/2017: Private Event

2/24/2017: Private chocolate tasting at Kickstarter

12/14/2016: Chocolate and Cheese at Murray's in NYC

11/18/2016: Private chocolate tasting at Avroko

11/13/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at Chocolopolis (read more here)

11/13/2016: From Bean to Bonbon tasting at the Northwest Chocolate Festival

9/6/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at Voila Chocolat (read more here)

8/15/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at 2Beans (read more here)

7/28/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at the Chocolate Room (read more here)

6/24/2016: Chocolate tasting with the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund at Rider

6/2/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at Raaka (read more here)

4/20/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at Valrhona (read more here)

4/10/2016: Chocolate Fest at the 92Y

3/23/2016: Underground Chocolate Salon at Valrhona (read more here)




 

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