Chocolatier Oliver Kita Presents From Bean to Bon Bon

Chocolatier Oliver Kita Presents From Bean to Bon Bon 

February 10 at Beekman Arms

Event to Benefit Hudson River Heritage

Paris-trained chocolatier Oliver Kita will present a chocolate and wine tasting at the historic Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck to benefit Hudson River Heritage on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

This is a rare event for anyone who loves chocolate and wine, or for anyone who is interested in the process of turning the cacao bean into a delicacy. Participants will have the opportunity to taste chocolate from Madagascar, Venezuela, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic, with each being paired with a selection of fine wines, specially chosen by Kita.

In addition to answering questions and guiding participants on how to taste and appreciate chocolate from countries around the equator, Kita will also take the audience on a visual tour of the chocolate shops of Paris, discussing everything from the harvesting of cacao to the manufacturing of chocolates.

Oliver Kita is the proprietor of Oliver Kita Fine Confections in the Village of Rhinebeck and has lectured locally at the Culinary Institute of America, Boscobel Restoration, and Mohonk Mountain House. His chocolates have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, highlighted in The Wine Spectator, In-Style, and found on Vogue, Epicurious and Bon Appetite online.
Tickets for From Bean to Bon Bon are $40 per person or $75 for two. Proceeds will benefit Hudson River Heritage in its advocacy and education programs throughout the region including the Country Seats Tour of important architecture, the Preservation Forum, and other programs.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT REQUIRED. Pre-pay reservations at  by calling 845-876-2474, or by mailing a check (payable to Hudson River Heritage) to Hudson River Heritage, P.O. Box 287, Rhinebeck, NY 12572, or at  Oliver Kita Fine Confections, 18 W. Market Street, Rhinebeck.