THE ART OF CHOCOLATE
March 31 - April 2, 2017
If you love chocolate, this is the time to visit our mountaintop! Get the best recipes, advice, and samplings from those who have made a passion for chocolate their lifetime pursuit.
Join celebrated chefs and authors for a weekend of tastings, demonstrations, and a chocolate wine pairing workshop.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
4pm – 5pm
Afternoon Tea and Chocolate Treats
Enjoy Mohonk’s traditional afternoon tea with special chocolate treats just for this weekend.
Baking Demonstration and Tasting with Fran Costigan
Join celebrated Chef and author Fran Costigan who will explain how to choose and use premium dairy-free high percentage chocolates to make unapologetically delicious dairy-egg-free, cholesterol-free, and refined-sugar-free desserts for everyone! Recipes include her gorgeous glossy Ganache Glazed Chocolate Torte to Live For (the only chocolate cake you will ever need!) — plus a variety of real chocolate truffles and, as always, some surprises. If you are gluten free, she’s got you covered too. Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Confections, for your after dinner treat. You won’t want to miss this!
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Concert with the Crystal Trio
In 2001 far away in Siberia, a group known as the Crystal Trio began performing on crystal glass. Today these professional musicians, Igor Sklyarov, Vladimir Popras and Vladimir Perminov, play special instruments made from glass. Please join us for a lovely morning concert with selections from Mozart, Boccherini, Glinka, and Vivaldi, in addition to original pieces written specifically for crystal glass. The mysterious, gentle murmurs of crystal glass allow the listener to understand known melodies in a new fashion; it opens secret, unexpected sides of classical musical pieces.
Cozy Movie Double Feature
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Join us for a viewing of this childhood classic. Charlie Bucket receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory with four other lucky children from around the world. Rated G, 100 minutes. 1971. Starring Gene Wilder. Complimentary popcorn.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
“A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world’s most unusual candy maker.” – IMDB. This rather bland description does not come close to capturing this dark, different, peculiar and often very poignant interpretation of Roald Dahl’s classic novel. Rated PG, 115 minutes. 2005. Directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp. Complimentary popcorn, punch & cookies.
Afternoon Tea and Chocolate Treats and Book Signing with Fran Costigan
Enjoy Mohonk’s traditional afternoon tea with special chocolate treats just for this weekend. Pastry chef and author, Fran Costigan will be on hand to sign her book, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts, the perfect book for anyone with a sweet tooth.
Classic Cocktail Demonstration and Tasting
Who says you can’t drink your dessert? Join our Beverage Manager and resident chocolate-lover Anna Stone for a cocktail demonstration and tasting where each cocktail is more decadent than the last. You’ll walk away with inspiration for how to make your own sweet drinks at home!
Note: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. There is a is a $30 per person fee for admittance to the tasting. Guests must be age 21 or older to attend.
Live Music with Soul City
Come and enjoy this Classic Motown/Stax Revue Show Band playing songs that will bring you back to the 60’s and early 70’s “Golden Era” when Soul Music was at its finest! Hit after hit of nostalgic favorites!
SUNDAY, APRIL 2
Design Your Own Chocolate Bar with Laura Brody
Availability is limited. For reservations, please call .
When you visit for Art of Chocolate Weekend, your overnight package includes:
- Three meals daily featuring fresh, locally sourced cuisine from our farm-to-table partners
- Access to more than 85 miles of the Hudson Valley’s best hiking trails
- Daily Guided “House History” Tours of our National Historic Landmark resort
- Guided Nature Hikes with stunning views of the Catskill Mountains
- Yoga, Meditation, and Fitness Classes
- Indoor Heated Pool with underwater music
- Nightly Evening Entertainment
A la carte experiences available to overnight guests:
- A full menu of nature-inspired treatments at our award-winning spa
- The Carriage Lounge, featuring a full bar and handcrafted cocktails as well as hyperlocal draft beer and hard cider
- An award-winning wine list in our Main Dining Room