When I first moved to the Island, people told me I would “never survive the Winter” and that “Winters on the Island are long and depressing”. On the contrary! While Summer months are bustling with business, I have found that Winter months are busy socially. It’s the only time of the year when business owners get a bit of a break and can visit with friends. Summer is definitely go-go-go and no time to leave one’s business (especially if you’re in the restaurant business or motel/B&B/camp business!
Events like the Ultimately Chocolate Truffle-Making Workshop at the Auberge Inn in Providence Bay are a great way to meet new people, learn something new, and just have a great time. It’s great to support local businesses too. Plus, who doesn’t love truffles?!
My good friend from Pebblewood Farm and I attended the truffle-making workshop at the Auberge Inn. We (and a kitchen full of eager to learn truffle fans) had a lesson on all things truffles. This included what types of chocolate to use, different combinations of flavours, how to infuse flavours, how to temper chocolate, how to make the truffles and how to garnish them.
Getting a “how to” lesson by Lisabeth, owner of Ultimately Chocolate.
Truffles in the making!
My personal favourite by Ultimately Chocolate is the Baileys truffle with crushed caramelized pistachio.
For the truffle-making workshop, we coated our Baileys truffles with crushed peanuts.
Not bad for a bunch of first-time truffle makers!
Below: Cross-section shot of the chocolate truffle
At the end of this fun, informative truffle-making workshop, we got to take home not only some of the truffles we made, but this fabulous goody bag from Ultimately Chocolate.
It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
A big thank you to Nathalie and Alain from the Auberge Inn and to Lisabeth from Ultimately Chocolate.