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.