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Tasty exhibit to open Saturday at History Center: Chocolate

The Minnesota History Center will open its “Chocolate” exhibit Saturday, with demonstrations — and samples — from noon to 4 p.m.

This is the type of exhibit that could attract new throngs of appreciative, and hungry, visitors.

Some of Saturday’s highlights:

  • Chocolate mousse demonstration by pastry chef Darcia Nunes
  • Truffles, chocolate tasting and holiday entertainment ideas with Groveland Confections
  • Chocolate sculpting, molding and tempering demonstration with Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • Mole sauce-making demonstration with chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard
  • Chocolate bar-making demonstration with Colin Gasko, the Rogue Chocolatier and The Heavy Table’s James Norton
  • Chocolate samples from Abdallah Chocolates, B.T. McElrath, FunkyChunky and Patisserie Margo
  • History Hijinx: Ceramic Cocoa Mug—paint a mug with Mayan and Aztec symbols and get a recipe for Mexican hot chocolate.  ($1 supply fee for adults.)
  • Aztec dance and drumming by Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli
  • South American music by Ecuador Manta

“Chocolate: The Exhibition” runs through Jan. 2 at the the Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.

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