Last Tuesday, organic chocolate crafters, Taza Chocolate
, teamed up with Oyamel Cocina Mexicana to debut a new summer cocktail and share a bit about their new holiday line. Guests at the reception could enjoy a cool class of “High Tea”, a spiked chamomile tea flavored with honey syrup, lemon juice, and chocolate-infused ice cubes. Guests were also treated to Oyamel’s signature guacamole along with their savory chicken and pork tacos, warm huitlacoche blue corn truffles, and their refreshing jicama fruit salad.
Taza founder Alex Whitmore chatted with me about their stone-ground chocolate, which he called a “niche product”. He founded the company in 2005 after being inspired by his trip to Oaxaca, Mexico where he noticed that milling was central to the natives’ food-making process. The full-flavored chocolate is crafted at their modest factory in Somerville, Massachusetts where chocolate fanatics can enjoy a tour of the facility. Summary:
Their holiday line, which features a gingerbread-flavored chocolate, is delectable.
Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., sweets, Washington D.C.