[BSW] February 4 - Tree to Bar: the History of Cacao and Chocolate

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Fri Jan 17 17:15:52 GMT 2014

Next BSW meeting:  Tuesday, February 4, 7PM
Speaker: Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate

"Tree to Bar: the History of Cacao and Chocolate"

Join us for an evening of chocolate! Local bean-to-bar
chocolate maker Ben Rasmussen of Potomac Chocolate
presents the history of chocolate's production and
cultural impact from its earliest days over 3,000 years
ago, through Mayan and Aztec times, and up to the modern
day. Along the way, you'll taste some of today's best
American and European craft chocolate bars.


Location:  VZ Conference Room (WG 33) on the ground floor of the west wing 
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

As usual, light refreshments will be served following the presentation.
All are invited.

Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, 
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The 
restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th 
and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the 
nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.

If you do not have an SI badge, please let Robin Everly (everlyr at si.edu) 
know if you are coming to the meeting by February 3, so she can arrange 
for badges.

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