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Valentine's Day Chocolate Workshop



    Still stuck on what to get that special someone for Valentine's Day?

    SPAGnVola Chocolatier (360 Main St., Gaithersburg, Md., less than an hour from downtown D.C.) is offering a unique twist on an old tradition. Instead of buying a box of generic chocolates at your local CVS, or, fine, that Union Station Godiva store, you can make your own!

    During a chocolate-making and tasting workshop, you'll get to tour the store's truffle factory and learn about the intricacies of chocolate-making. Highlights include a lesson in the origin of the special Spagnvola cacao beans and how they are roasted and refined into chocolate.

    The factory's head chocolatier will lead a class on tempering, where you'll use artisan tools to crystallize the chocolate before moving on to create a chocolate ganache from scratch. Soon you'll have a sweet DIY Valentine that's sure to impress.

    The workshop is scheduled for right before Valentine's Day on Saturday, Feb. 12 and runs from noon until 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and tickets can be purchased online.