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Love at Luminary: Norman Love presents Valentine’s Day chocolate and wine pairing workshop at Luminary Hotel & Co.

Internationally renowned for handcrafted artisanal chocolates, Norman Love Confections has paired up with the new Luminary Hotel & Co. in Downtown Fort Myers to offer a Valentine’s Day chocolate and wine tasting experience.

On Sunday, Feb. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m., guests will experience artistry in chocolate while sipping a trio of wines presented by Luminary Hotel expertly paired with a selection of chocolates from the Norman Love Confections’ Black Collection, a premium line of single-origin dark chocolates.

In addition, Norman Love Confections will offer three dessert servings to complete the experience. The workshop will be presented by world-renowned Chef Norman Love who will share his culinary journey and take questions from attendees.

“Playing matchmaker with chocolate and foods or wines can be a fun taste exploration and is particularly fitting for a romantic Valentine’s Day experience,” said Norman Love, founder and CEO, Norman Love Confections. “In addition to pairing dark chocolates from our Black Collection paired with beautiful wines from the Luminary’s sommelier, attendees will get to experience specialty desserts, custom created by our pastry chefs for this very special occasion.”

The event will be held in The Workshop culinary theater located inside the Luminary Hotel at 2200 Edwards Drive in Fort Myers. A limited number of seats are available and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Guests can purchase tickets for $79 per person online at LuminaryHotel.com/events/.

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, as well as a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.

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