Join us to explore chocolate with a local crafter, Cristina Yen of A Yen for Chocolate. You’ll be able to order her handmade chocolates just in time for Mother’s Day! 

We will begin by tasting two artisan "bean to bars" to compare and contrast the difference in country of origin or bean varietal, depending on availability of the freshest product at that time. We will learn the proper way to taste chocolate bars, as well as the chocolate-making process and terminologies. 

We will continue our journey by tasting a flight of three different bonbons. As we taste together, Cristina will explain her technique, the ingredients used, flavor combinations and a few guidelines on chocolate and beverage pairing. 

From Cristina Yen:

“My goal is to create chocolates that make you happy.  Each one is handmade and bursting with flavor, to give you a small moment of pleasure with each bite. I find inspiration in the bounty of the changing seasons, through my travels, and in the holiday and celebration customs of many cultures. I use only the finest chocolate and natural flavors. My filled chocolate collections are always made-to-order, to ensure you experience them at their freshest.”

Sunday, May 5, from 2 pm to 3:30 at the Alliance Française, 1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland 97201.

Reserve Your Place

We meet Sunday, May 5, from 2:00 to 3:30pm at the Alliance Française, 1425 SW 20th Avenue, Portland 97201.

General admission is $10, with a $5 discount automatically applied for current Alliance members.

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Street parking on SW 20th St. facing the Kamm House is limited. Free parking is available in Lot A at SW 18th and SW Columbia. Please obtain a parking pass from the office. After 6 pm weekdays, students may park in the Willamette Dental lot at SW 20th and SW Jefferson as available.


The Alliance office is open 10am-3pm Monday through Friday.
Call us at 503.223.8388 during business hours or leave a message.
Email us at  info@afportland.org.



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