Spend the evening enjoying a 2 hour guided chocolate tasting hosted by one of Canada's top chocolate experts David Mincey.
The event for the evening will be from 6:30pm to 9pm in our heated barn.
David Mincey of the Chocolate Project will host a tasting party sharing his extensive knowledge of the wonderful world of chocolate as he guides you through your tasting. You'll learn how to savour the unique scent, texture, taste and beauty of chocolate as you sample different bars from around the world.
About David Mincey
David Mincey has enjoyed an extensive career in the food industry. He founded Victoria's legendary Camille's Restaurant in 1989 and served as its chef and co-owner with his wife Paige for the next 24 years. During that time Camille's gained an international reputation for cutting-edge cuisine and was a pioneer in the farm-to-table food movement. David co-founded the Island Chefs' Collaborative in 1999
and served as its president for three years. During that tenure he and Paige started the Bastion Square Farmer's Market – Victoria's first downtown local food outlet in nearly 40 years. He developed the Farmer Grant Program and helped to spearhead the widespread use of local produce, meats, seafood and beverages now common in Island restaurants.
David is also recognised as one of Canada's leading chocolate experts. He runs “The Chocolate Project” a bean-to-bar chocolate retail store in the Hudson Public Market and teaches chocolate appreciation and history to private groups and University classes. Currently The Chocolate Project carries the largest selection of artisan chocolate products in North America. For the past six years David has been
selected as a grand jury judge for the International Chocolate Awards, the most prestigious chocolate event in the world.
In addition, he and Paige run “Circle Canning” which produces a line of restaurant caliber canned goods sourced from local farmers and foragers. You can find their products at many seasonal farm markets. David teaches a comprehensive series of classes on the fine art of canning and preserving as well.
In 2012 David was honoured to receive the first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the readers of EAT Magazine for his many endeavours in the culinary world.