I first visited Chocolat Uzma Sharif during our World’s Slowest Marathon, which I wrote about for Men’s Health. It was proper fuel, indeed.
A few weeks ago, I discovered that my favorite Chicago chocolate shop, Chocolat Uzma Sharif, offers a Chocolate 101 workshop (I highlighted the class in a piece I wrote for Midwest Living, which you can read here).
In late February, Neil and I and two of our friends took the class–which is also BYO–and had a blast. Not only do you get to make (well, melt) and fill and flavor and form three different types of chocolates, you also get to sample plenty of your own and your classmates’ (we made vanilla and sea salt truffles; others made cinnamon and cayenne; and espresso and sea salt) and take a ton of chocolate home. We’re talking more than 30 chocolates and a Chinese takeout container full of rich, smooth ganache (danger!).
If you have a sweet tooth and like to get your hands dirty, I highly recommend booking a class. They take place Saturdays at 5:30 and last an hour and a half to two hours. Cost: $65. (Book early, classes are small and fill fast!)
Chocolat Uzma Sharif
Boutique & Studio
1823 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Here’s a little photo snack: