Meet Nicole of Essence by Chocolate

FIRST Guest Chef of 2012 Nicole Gnutzman of Essence By Chocolate on January 28th, 2012 at 1:00PM Bloomingdale's test kitchen

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At this time if you RSVP yes through this meet up you may not get a seat. However! There will be standing room available so please come an support Nicole.

Nicole is a certified chocolatier, who creates artisinal chocolates that pair perfectly with wine or can be enjoyed all on their own. Her company, Essence by Chocolate, designs wine-infused signature chocolates for wineries in Napa, and hosts wine and chocolate tasting experiences for wine bars in San Francisco and Marin. When you bite into one of her chocolates, you experience more than just the sublime flavor of the chocolate, you touch a deep part of your soul. Inspired by the film, Chocolat, her passion is to make chocolate that touches your soul and becomes your favorite. Visit her website and blog at for more details on what inspires her, where to find her chocolates, and when she has an upcoming event. And find your essence by chocolate.... She will be making two truffle chocolates: a spicy chile pepper truffle gently rolled in cocoa powder and a dark chocolate raspberry truffle rolled in raspberry sugar. Both are perfect for Valentine’s Day—sweet and spicy! Recipes to come.

Watch her make chocolates and taste the rewards! Meet at the lowest level of Bloomies and head to the test kitchen.

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  • Steve S

    The event was well organized, informative and fun.

    January 30, 2012

  • angela m.

    Thanks to everyone who attended this event! It was educational and fun. Nicole has a great tasting product and I really enjoyed getting to taste it. I love that she is finding her niche and partnering with Wineries to get her product out there. We are proud she is a Meetup member!

    January 29, 2012

  • Ann

    This was my first meet up with this group and I really liked the way Nicole did her demo and loved her chocolates.

    January 29, 2012

  • angela m.

    Thanks Nicole for clearing that up!

    January 15, 2012

  • Nicole G.

    Apologies for the confusion. Everyone who has signed up on Chocolate Meetup is on the list of attendees. We do have a limited number of actual seats (24 to be exact), so once they are full, it will be standing room only. I never imagined the event would be so popular! A few seats are reserved for personal guests and those of you (Dana + guest, Steve S) who RSVP'd on my site (since you went to extra effort). Ann, I didn't see your RSVP on my site, but I will reserve a seat for you as well.

    1 · January 14, 2012

  • Dana

    When I RSVP'd using the link a couple of days ago, the page said that there was limited space available. So the event may have met is quota. Glad I was able to get in.

    January 14, 2012

  • angela m.

    [masked] is the email address to contact Nicole directly. I clicked and the event link was closed, so I removed it from this page. If you would like to sign up for Nicole's newsletters and updates, shoot her an email at the address above.

    January 14, 2012

  • angela m.

    Perhaps the link has not been updated with the new date and time. I will remove it and replace it once I have confirmation it will be working.

    January 8, 2012

  • Dana

    The register hyperlink is not active. Is the event still taking place?

    January 8, 2012

  • angela m.

    Please bring your chocolate making questions to ask Nicole!

    January 4, 2012

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