Monday, April 11, 2011

Things to Do: ACKC Wine & Chocolate Tasting

A few months ago I came across a deal on one of the many deal sites I follow, What's the Deal, for a chocolate and wine tasting at one of my fav spots called Artfully Chocolate & Kingsbury Confections (or ACKC for short). I'd been to ACKC on a number of occasions and thought this would be a great opportunity to learn more about two of my favorite things, chocolate and wine.

A girlfriend and I purchased the deal and went to the tasting on St. Patrick's Day. The tastings are held on Thursdays, usually 2 times each month from 6:30 - 8:30PM. I arrived a little early so I scoped out their latest chocolate additions mainly Easter-themed candies then grabbed a seat at the bar.

Around 6:25, I noticed the area where the tables were started to fill up so I quickly grabbed a seat for my friend and I right at the front of the class. The wine and chocolate tasting began with one of the owners Mr. Kingsbury giving us an overview of ACKC. He then handed out a listing which included 6 wines and each was paired with 2 different pieces of chocolate. While, he did a lot of talking about the origins of each hand-selected chocolate and the accompanying wines, it was very interactive. Fast-forward to about glass #4, the crowd began to liven up and everyone began laughing a little more boisterously.

After the tasting, there was a significant amount of chocolate left over that we were able to have. I think most of us ended up going to the chocolate shop to purchase more of our favorites from the night. I'd have to say mine were the tiramisu and a white chocolate one with dried strawberries. Just the thought of those is making my sweet tooth tingle.

I had a great time with my friend and we truly learned a lot. I'd highly recommend it for a group of friends or even for date night. In general, ACKC is a great spot to just enjoy a glass of wine, some chocolate and take in the scenery as there's painting all around, click here to see my review from last year. During the warmer months, I suggest sitting outside at one of their patio tables and do a little people watching. Logan Circle always has some interesting sites.


1529 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20005-3785


1 comment:

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