Walking Tour a Treat for Chocolate Lovers

June 15, 2018
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Launching Saturday, June 16, a new, 90-minute walking tour of Beacon Hill will allow guests to indulge their sweet tooth while learning about the history of chocolate.

At 3:30 p.m., Anne Wright, founder of Tipsy Chocolates, which also offers Back Bay chocolate tours and truffle-making classes, will convene with tour-goers in the main lounge of the Liberty Hotel for a “aperitif” to toast the day. The tour will then make its way down Charles Street, with stops at Beacon Hill Chocolates, Fastachi and DeLuca’s Market to sample what Wright describes as “handpicked, boozy-inspired” chocolates.

Along the way Wright, who studied chocolate-making through Ecole Chocolate’s program and is a professional chocolatier for gâté comme des filles in Somerville, will also educate guests on “key figures in Boston’s history that championed the chocolate movement here, even as far back at 1670.” These local connections include the now-defunct Baker Chocolate Factory of Dorchester, which was the first chocolate producer in the U.S.

The tour wraps up at Bin Enoteca 26 for a wine tasting paired with what Wright describes as “single-origin bean to bar chocolates from Massachusetts-based chocolate makers,” and unlike her tours in the Back Bay, a sommelier will also be on hand for the occasion.

“It will allow guests the opportunity to really taste chocolate more like a wine tasting,” Wright said.

The Beacon Hill chocolate tours will run every Saturday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. through the end of the year and resume again in March 2019. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online at tipsychocolates.co.

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