Renowned chocolatier Norman Love and his award-winning culinary team at Norman Love Confections will be offering a delectable lineup of chocolate classes this spring and summer for a hands-on chocolate lovers’ experience.
Ideal for individuals and groups of friends looking for a unique social experience, “Cooking with Love” features 10 classes centered on artisan chocolates in which guests will learn the best techniques for creating delicious chocolate confections and more.
“Learn to make gourmet desserts in our world-renowned kitchens with our master chefs by your side,” said Norman Love, founder and owner of Norman Love Confections. “During the cooking class, students can expect an interactive and fun-filled evening where they will create sweet creations of their very own to take home.”
From May through September, classes will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fort Myers Chocolate Salon, 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets are $95 plus tax per person.
Class seating is limited, so early reservations are encouraged. For more information or to make reservations, call Norman Love Confections at 239-561-7215 ext. 0 or visit NormanLoveConfections.com.
Truffles – Class of 21
Learn why the name truffle holds such an elegant and delectable place in the hearts of all! In this class, students will master the 100-year-old art of truffle making. From the hand-formed luscious dark chocolate to the filled modern Swiss shell, you will create these treats all by yourself with the guidance of our chocolatiers and bring the finished treasures home to enjoy.
Dates: May 6, July 29, Sept. 30
Molded Candies – Class of 21
Be a chocolatier for a night! Let the chocolate masters at Norman Love Confections teach you how to make the jewel-like treasures we are so famous for. With the guidance of our staff, students will be able to make everything from casting liquid chocolate and mixing the ganache filling to hand-coloring your own custom candies. Enjoy a night of sweet success and take home all your treasures when you are done.
Dates: May 27, June 10, Aug. 19
Chocolate Confections – Class of 21
Watch and learn as we make some of our all-time favorite confections! During the class, students will learn how to make luscious truffle pops, fudge, caramel popcorn, vanilla marshmallow, and delicious fruit and nut-studded chocolate bark.
Dates: July 1, July 8, Sept. 9
Intro to Chocolate Décor – Class of 8
Start your understanding of chocolate and chocolate décor. The class will begin with an introduction to tempering chocolate and include a demonstration. Using different techniques, students will make chocolate twists, petals, triangles and colored transfers, and decorate a chocolate mousse cake with the décor created.
Dates: Sept. 9
About Norman Love Confections
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Norman Love Confections’ chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and specialty items also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections’ desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and chocolates are available at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.