Events Public & Private

When Exotic Chocolate Tasting events are open to the public, they’re listed here. Hosted by Roxanne Browning, New York’s only Chocolate Sommelier. Contact Roxanne for details to host your own. Join the monthly Chocolate Enthusiast News (Home page) for public events in the New York area. Scroll down for a sampling held at special places.

Happy guests enjoying wine and chocolate

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event in SoHo for an Italian Winery

 

 Dec 15 – Savor the Season: The Pleasure of Wine and Chocolate Pairing

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Festive table awaits guests at Old Westbury Gardens

SOLD OUT IN 15 MINUTES On Friday, December 15 at 8pm the 5th Annual Savor the Season at Old Westbury Gardens historic mansion decorated for the winter season. This is the only public event that Roxanne hosts and sells out quickly. Tickets will be available on the Old Westbury Gardens website in November, click for more info here.

Private Rooms in Restaurants can be recommended

strategic partners to a night of chocolate, wine and cheer

IT Company invites strategic partners to a night of chocolate, wine and good cheer

At your venue or suggested restaurants and unique settings in the New York Metro area.

 

 

 

 

Private Clubs – Friars, Harvard, National Arts, Union League, Country & Yacht Clubs

Members can host an event at your club, Roxanne will use the clubs wine/spirit list to create the pairings.

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Northport Yacht Club – Financial organization’s annual instillation dinner ending in a chocolate & wine pairing

Friars Club, the home of celebs and comedians

Friars Club, the home of celebs and comedians for over 50 years

Alumni – Univ of Denver, Washington Univ, Tufts, NYU & Binghamton University

University of Denver Alumni

University of Denver Alumni at Henri Bendel, NYC

Multi-generational alumni gathered to reunite and meet new faces for these fun and tasty events.

NYU Alumni enjoying a chocolate tasting. "You created an engaging lecture about the sociocultural and sociohistorical story of chocolate. 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

NYU Alumni enjoying a chocolate tasting. “You created an engaging lecture about the sociocultural and sociohistorical story of chocolate. 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

Chocolate & Wine Pairing at the Glen Cove Mansion

Glen Cove Mansion

Glen Cove Mansion

Part of their Winter Getaway package. A pre Valentines Day chocolate and wine pairing featuring chocolates with dried berries and candied violets. Also chocolates from Australia and England added complex flavor profiles that enhanced the wines that they were paired with.

 

Chocolate, Wine & Sunset at Danfords Hotel & Marina

A recent summer evening I hosted a chocolate & wine pairing for 65 special corporate guests to showcase their new ownership and renovation of this historic hotel. It was a wonderful evening that ended with a sunset over the harbor.

Danfords chocolate & wine

Danfords chocolate & wine

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Chocolate & Wine Pairing at the Waldorf Astoria

A Financial Advisor invited 20 of his loyal clients that just happen to be gals that love chocolate and wine. The event took place in the Gen. MacArthur suite on the 32rd floor. After the event, we were escorted to the rooftop for a tour of the garden and honey beehives. The Waldorf grows their own veggies, herbs and the honey is used in the recipes, cocktails and in the spa. Sustainable just like the chocolate! The gals had a night they will never forget and it showed the generosity and caring of the host.

Chocolate & wine pairing in NYC

Chocolate & wine pairing at the Waldorf Astoria

Guests having fun at the Walforf astoria

Guests enjoying Processo and sushi before the chocolate & wine pairing in the Gen. MacArthur Suite

Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Historic Oheka Castle

I presented a chocolate and wine pairing for Life Planning Group. The financial advisor’s guest enjoyed this special event in the Charlie Chaplin room at the historic Oheka Castle in Huntington. This will be an evening that they will not forget and that reflects on their host.

Charlie Chaplin Room

Oheka Castle’s Charlie Chaplin Room

Oheka castle

Oheka Castle on Long Island’s Gold Coast and surrounded by formal gardens, this luxe, chateau-style estate was built in 1919 by financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn. Now the 2nd largest private home in America. In 2004, Oheka was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Rare650 is a perfect venue for Chocolate & Wine Pairings

Several occasions Exotic Chocolate Tasting hosted chocolate and wine pairings here. A bright and elegant room at Rare650 sets the stage.

Financial Advisor's chocolate & wine pairing for his clients at Rare650

Financial Advisor’s chocolate & wine pairing for his clients at Rare650

Atrium Room at Rare650 in Syosset, NY

Atrium Room at Rare650 in Syosset, NY

Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Morton’s Grille & Zio NYC

Our guests were entertained and enlightened by the chocolate and wine pairings. None had experienced this decedent combination before and now hooked! “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 happy guest

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Chocolate and wine- the guests start at the cacao bean at the top of the plate and savor clockwise to enjoy each pairing

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Guests of IT company enjoying a guided chocolate & wine pairing

Outdoors in New York’s Wine country

I’ve worked with most of the fine wine makers on Long Island’s North and South Fork wineries. If you would like a chocolate and wine paring event there, I can make those arrangements.

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In the vineyards is a special outdoor way to host a chocolate and wine pairing

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Chocolate & wine event for a Non-for-profit organizations fundraiser on the East End

Reception for a business social

When a sit down guided chocolate and wine pairing does not fit your agenda, Roxanne can create a less formal approach.

Guests enjoying a chocolate and wine pairing event

Informal approach to a chocolate and wine pairing when guests can taste and sip at their leisure

NYC corporate event. After an all day conference, then dinner, guests enjoyed a reception of chocolate and wine pairings in place of dessert.

NYC corporate event. After an all day conference, then dinner, guests enjoyed a reception of chocolate and wine pairings in place of dessert.

Holiday Celebrations are festive with chocolate and wine

Public and private events for the holidays are a festive way to gather friends, family and co-workers. Annually at Old Westbury Gardens a sold out chocolate and wine pairing takes place in the mansion. Beginning with a self-guided tour and ending on a sweet note, this festive evening ushers in the holiday season.

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Old Westbury Gardens annual Savor the Season that is open to the public in December

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Festive table awaits guests at Old Westbury Gardens

 

Conference Rooms Transformed, Perfect for Women’s Initiative groups

Prestigious NYC law and accounting firms know how to treat their people right. The hardworking partners, staff and associates are treated to a night of fine dining, or a buffet and ending with a chocolate and wine pairing experience in their transformed conference rooms. Perfect for Women’s Initiative groups.

Women’s Initiative group

Women’s Initiative group within a NYC accounting firm

gala event ending in Chocolate and wine

Large law firm had 100 of their own and outside attorneys attend this gala event ending in Chocolate and wine

NYC law firm

A yearly Women’s Initiative group within a NYC law firm

NYC Financial Firm

NYC Financial Firm- Crain’s New Work, Best Places to work in NYC 2016

Consulting on the Side

Sometimes Roxanne is asked for her chocolate expertise to share. Pepperidge Farm wanted to end their seminar for the flavor scientists, marketing teams, and product development folks with a new way to approach flavor – a chocolate and wine pairing. Entertaining and educational way to get the creative juices flowing.

Pepperidge Farm and Roxanne Browning

Roxanne Browning at Pepperidge Farm

 

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