One of the tastiest social events of the year occurred on October 24, 2016, as this networking event centered on a chocolate pairing experience. Foley & Lardner LLP hosted around 30 WIB members and friends for a casual networking event in South Palo Alto.
The event began as attendees chatted with each other and prepared their palates for an assortment of delicious savory refreshments. Kathleen Molnar, one of the event organizers and a WIB member, gave a brief introduction to WIB and the event. She then handed it over to the talented folks of the Chocolate Garage to get the chocolate tasting and pairing underway.
They took us on a journey from cacao bean to chocolate bar. The first round of tasting focused on a variety of delicious dark chocolates, while the second round highlighted the tastes and flavors of several milk chocolate pieces. Throughout the tastings, participants experimented pairing each chocolate with a variety of different drinks including wine, whisky, different teas, and juices.
Attendees left with a satisfied sweet tooth, and each took home the chocolate bar of her choosing. Each attendee also left with an even better gift of shared conversations, rekindled acquaintances and friendships, and some new connections within the Bay Area WIB group. Here’s what one happy WIB member had to say about the event: “The chocolate was excellent and the presentation (was) very enlightening. It was a great opportunity to network in a casual environment. Well done!”
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