Los Angeles

Event Announcement: L’Artisan du Chocolat

truffles.jpgPlease join Slow Food LA at a special tasting event at L’Artisan du Chocolat, a maker of very fine handmade chocolates. This tasting event will include a discussion of chocolate making, a demonstration, and a sample of chocolates. Additional chocolates will be available for sale at a discounted price.

Where: L’Artisan du Chocolat, 3364 West First Street, Los Angeles (immediately next door to Picholine). Phone: 213.252.8722. Map
When: Friday, May 13, 2005 at 6:00pm
Cost: $20 for Slow Food members; $22 for nonmembers. By arrangement with Mr. Alexandre, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the MEG Foundation.

Please RSVP via judibikel [at] aol [dot] com. Checks should be payable to Slow Food LA and mailed to Judi Bikel, 1425 N. Crescent Heights Blvd. #201, West Hollywood, CA 90046. The event will be limited to 35 people but you may RSVP up to the day of the event.  Prepayment will reserve your space.
L’Artisan du Chocolat is owned by husband and wife team Christian Alexandre and Whajung Park. Mr. Alexandre, a French native, met Ms. Park, a Korean native, over the lunch counter at Picholine, the gourmet French café and market. Ms. Park studied the chocolate arts at L’Ecole de la rue Jean Ferrandi in Paris. Her chocolates have a very pure and intense quality and are always startlingly fresh. Huell Howser will feature L’Artisan du Chocolat on his “California Gold” program on KCET. The episode is scheduled to air on May 1 at 7:00pm.