*The Chocolate Tour

Dates: October 27, 2018

Meets: Sa from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM

Location: SRP Sarpy Center Parking Lot

Registration Fee: $109.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Requirement: moderate walking
In several top-notch shops, all located in central Iowa, you will be given a lesson on the history of chocolate, sample chocolates, and delight yourself in the smells of cooking with chocolate! Chocolaterie Stam in Ames, IA will start your chocolate experience off right as you learn the rich European history of creating the best chocolate. There will be samples of chocolate and your choice of a small beverage offered during the tour. Next, at Cook’s Emporium you’ll view a private cooking demonstration. Learn tricks of the trade to make everyday cooking with chocolate spectacular! This new knowledge will impress your friends. Later, you’ll be introduced to Wheatsfield Cooperative’s teaching kitchen for more ideas on using chocolate. There will be time allowed for shopping after receiving a tour of the store.

For a break from chocolate, Olde Main Brewing Company specializes in handcrafted entrees and brews their own beer and fantastic root beer on site. You will find their tour interesting, and it may build your appetite for lunch on your own at their restaurant. At Olde Main they offer a wide range of choices to satisfy your hunger and thirst. Choose from delicious foods such as juicy burgers, sandwiches, quality seafood, fresh soups made daily and delectable desserts. They provide many innovative vegetarian and gluten free options as well. A special stop will be made at Ciccotti Art Glass located just outside of Ames in a small town called Napier. The studio is in operation from October to May and specializes in hand blown glass. The gift shop/gallery has a wide range of works such as vases, platters, wall installations, paperweights, perfume bottles, flowers, bulbs, and more. They do custom orders, market both wholesale and retail, plus participates in art shows around the Midwest. There will be a fast food stop on the journey back to campus. Feel free to bring a friend along for this special tour.

Enroll early since this tour always fills up quickly! The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation, Chocolaterie Stam’s tour, the Cook’s Emporium’s demo, the Wheatsfield’s demo, and Ciccotti Art Glass tour. Bring money for meals and shopping. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 6:30 a.m. from Sarpy Center; please park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sorry no discount. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. Trip leader is Kevin Kowskie. (one session)

Notes:

Moderate walking. The cost paid to MCC includes bus transportation, Chocolaterie Stam’s tour, the Cook’s Emporium’s demo, the Wheatsfield’s demo, and Ciccotti Art Glass tour. Bring money for meals and shopping. Our deluxe motor coach departs promptly at 6:30 a.m. from Sarpy Center; please park and meet the bus at the northeast parking lot. Return is at approximately 9:30 p.m. Refunds will not be allowed within seven days of the trip. Must be 18 or older.
Fee: $109.00
Hours:15.00
CEUs:1.50

SRP Sarpy Center Parking Lot

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