Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Chocolate Unwrapped: The Science of Flavor
A chocolate and beer pairing with chocolate from local chocolatier Eclipse Chocolate. Also includes a wine tasting, samples from local restaurants (including Ritual Tavern) and beer tasting with local breweries (Aztec Brewing, Helm’s Brewing Company, Manzanita Brewing Company and St. Archer’s). Partygoers will also discover the facts about flavor from Dr. Francisco Villarreal on the health benefits of chocolate and an expert from Senomyx on the science behind our taste buds. DJ Will Hernandez and drummer Dre (Drumbeats by Dre) will perform. Also including scientific chocolate- and beer-related hands-on activities (liquid nitrogen ice cream again).
- Cost: $20 - $30