“Thank YOU Roxanne for returning to the Gardens for a full house of wine and chocolate tasters.  Every visitor always leaves with rave reviews of your delicious choices and engaging presentation.  It’s a winning event year after year! ” –Director of Environmental Education, Old Westbury Gardens


NYU Alumni enjoying a chocolate tasting

NYU Alumni enjoying a chocolate tasting

“You created an engaging lecture about the sociocultural and sociohistorical story ofchocolate. Because of you, I’m reading every label with new eyes.  (I will be educating my trick or treaters that Hershey’s Special Dark® is not for the lactose intolerant).” – Guest at NYU Alumni chocolate tasting




“Thank you for the lovely presentation at the event last week. I have only heard positive feedback and truly think that everyone was able to enjoy themselves. The pairings were lovely and I have been thinking about them all week long.” – Marketing Coordinator at NYC Law firm


“I need to give a big Thank You to Roxanne Browning of Exotic Chocolate Tasting.  I hosted a client event with her at Rare 650 last night 12107916_1153365604692338_8282811194920527653_nand it was a huge hit.  Clients, prospects and strategic alliances were in awe of how unique this event was.  I know this will be generating business for me going forward, we have already received two referrals this morning.” –Lawrence D. Sprung, President, Mitlin Financial, Inc.




“Last night’s joint Gotham One and Bandit meeting was certainly different. In a very good way.

Toasting with friends

Guests enjoying a festive evening

Kudos to Roxanne Browning, of Exotic Chocolate Tasting for an extraordinary evening of networking, education and tasting of the paired wines and chocolates. My takeaway – A good pairing of chocolate and wine improves the taste of both. The whole truly is greater than the sum of its parts! My favorite stand alone chocolate of the evening was the 77% cacao with ginger/goldenberry; yet my favorite pairing was the 70% cacao camino veride with the St. Francis red Splash.” – guest at a networking event in NYC

“I found Exotic Chocolate Tasting on the internet and took a chance and called. From the first phone conversation Roxanne was heaven sent. I wanted an upscale corporate event and she delivered. The execution was flawless up to the smallest of details. She was the perfect project manager, keeping me posted each step of the way. She is such a joy to work with and I highly recommend her services to anyone who would like to create a memorable event. She is the epitome of professionalism.” – V.S. -Biotech Company,  CA

“My company worked with Exotic Chocolate Tasting on a high profile client program in October 2014. Roxanne

Roxanne and guests

Roxanne with a few happy guests

went above and beyond to ensure that our experience was perfectly tailored to our clients, the event space, and our objectives. From start to finish, we could not have had a better experience. Roxanne is knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. On site, our clients enjoyed this unique experience so much that they completely ignored the rest of the F&B in favor of doing additional pairings with Roxanne. We look forward to working with Exotic Chocolate Tasting again in the future!” – Event Planner at Towers Watson, NYC

“Roxanne and the Exotic Chocolate Tasting instructional team did an exceptional job at an Innovation meeting here at Pepperidge Farm. Everyone’s mind and taste buds were delighted by her insight, level of taste and passion, forcing us all to think differently and try new things. I would definitely hire her again.”- Director, Design & Visual Equities at Pepperidge Farm, CT
“We had Roxanne organize a chocolate tasting for some of our female clients on Valentine’s Day. Roxanne put

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

General Manager and Roxanne at the Hyatt on the Hudson, NJ after the guests enjoyed the event

together a great presentation that taught everyone extensively about different types of quality chocolate. The feedback we got from our clients was unanimous in their enjoyment of the event. Roxanne made us look great to our clients and that is all you can really ask for. We plan to host other events utilizing her unique services in the future.” – Financial Planning Specialist at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. NY
“When Roxanne proposed us to pair wine and chocolate, we were not totally convinced; we typically mix cheese and wine and making something different was out of our comfort zone. So we trusted in Roxanne, crossing our fingers, until the first piece of chocolate came in our mouth; then we understood. After the event, we had the feeling to be part of a community of high skilled people and we really want to build up a long time relationship.” – Graziano Nicosia, owner of Nicosia Winery, Sicily

“It was a pleasure to have you for the evening and you were absolutely wonderful! All my colleagues had a great

Happy guests enjoying wine and chocolate

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event in SoHo

time. Let’s just say we will never look at commercialized chocolate the same way again! Again, thank you for the book and all the wealth of information.” – Assistant Vice President – BNP PARIBAS, NYC

“We had a great turnout and I just kept hearing very positive feedback about the event. Thank you so much! I look forward to working with you again in the future!” – Team coordinator for a Fortune 500 Financial firm, NYC

“If you were a Broadway play, you would be getting rave reviews. The guests couldn’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed the wine and chocolate pairings, how much they learned, and even more important, how they’re going to change their buying habits. Good-bye Hershey kisses. We’re going for the good stuff!Truly, your message about being mindful consumers hit home. Everyone was fascinated to learn about the origins of the chocolate we eat and to better understand what makes a quality product. On a personal note, I can’t thank you enough for how easy you made the party planning. From the very first phone call to the last, you were the consummate professional. Easy going, accommodating (very!!!) and always delightful to speak to. Honestly, I would recommend you to anyone who wanted to do a party, event or fundraiser that was engaging and memorable. Continued good luck with your endeavors and discoveries. You are a one-woman treasure!” – Saralee Rosenberg, published author

“Our Savor the Season wine and chocolate pairing with Roxanne Browning was an eye opening event not to be

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Italian Winery showcases their wines to the NY wine community with chocolate, the team is very happy with the results

missed.  Beyond the sold out crowds, the delicious tasting, and the informative and interactive nature of Roxanne’s presentation, the night amounted to a most memorable experience.  I extend my personal thanks to Roxanne for her seamless organization in making this event a smooth success.  Old Westbury Gardens and our visitors greatly appreciated it!” – Lisa Reichenberger – Environmental Educator Old Westbury Gardens, NY

“I attended one of Roxanne’s seminars several months ago, and haven’t forgotten a thing, it was marvelous!! She is so passionate, and informative, and the entire event was extremely educational, as well as tasty!! I am now hooked on her single origin chocolates which are easier to find than one would have expected… If you love wine, and you love chocolate, image the fun when you mix the two, sign up and attend one of her events, you’ll be addicted!” – F.P.  Guest

“Everyone was raving about the wines and chocolates, but most of all how knowledgeable you were and how

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Guests at a wine bar having fun with friends and making new ones

entertaining you made everything. We are still savoring the chocolates and wines from the party this week! Thanks again – I’m so happy you do what you do, and that I was able to find you! :)” – Private Party in NYC

“I did really enjoy the event last night – not only was it informative, well run, and interesting it elicited a unique form of bonding that transcended the usual networking experience.” – V.E. guest at a private party, NY

“Roxanne, thanks for hosting our company’s wine and chocolate pairing event. Everyone had a great time. It was certainly a fun and different way to experience two things we already love!! Your passion for chocolate really shows in your presentation and I think we all learned a lot about how chocolate is made and why your chocolates are different from what you find in the candy aisle!” – Rebecca – Large NYC Insurance Company

“You just won over the biggest West Side Snobs” – Guest at a private party in NYC

“Everyone really enjoyed it and you managed it perfectly. They are a spirited group…I am now even more excited

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Tibeca, NYC guests had such fun that they stayed past the event was over and made new friends.

about our partnership and know that it will be a big success.” – General Manager Hyatt Regency Hotel, NJ

“You were awesome. Thanks for everything. I’ve been fielding calls from everyone with nothing but compliments about the tasting. The evening was a great success, in no small part by you and your incredible professionalism and (obvious) knowledge, love and passion for what you do. I can’t wait to have another event and have you do your thing” – Host of a Private Party, NY

“I, too, can attest to Roxanne’s expertise. The Long Island chapter of Friendship Force International recently home hosted a group from Leuven, Belgium. One of the activities we planned for them was a trip to the North Fork for a picnic, a farm tour, a vineyard tour, and then a wine & chocolate pairing led by Roxanne. They could have been a tough crowd– Belgian’s & chocolate! They raved about Roxanne.” – Sheila Z, Friendship Force

“Thank you so much for presenting your extraordinary chocolate and wine pairings…The feedback from every

Chocolate & wine pairing in a relaxed setting

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

person with whom I spoke was a rave review.” – Chairperson from the Breast Cancer Foundation

“I am a big chocolate fan and not a wine lover and figured 1 out of 2 would not be bad…. after the event I have a new found appreciation for wine and how to enjoy it more with chocolate.  Thank you Roxanne for an eye-opening (and taste bud opening) experience!” – a guest at a private event in NYC
“I had a wonderful time learning about chocolates last night. I have always fancied myself as someone who appreciates quality chocolates, but your event educated me further in distinguishing the origins of cocoa beans and that I should be paying more attention to the country of origin (which means “No” to any cocoa from West Africa).a guest at a public event in NYC