September 2, 2023

Sweet, Spicy and Sublime

Food Demonstration


Join us for an Indian bean-to-bar chocolate-tasting experience with Mary Luz Mejia, Canada’s first and only level three certified chocolate taster. 

sweet spicy and sublime

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Join us for a sensory tour of three Canadian-crafted bean-to-bar chocolates that take you to India with Indian-grown cacao and beyond. Start with cacao grown around Pollachi and work through other countries as you discover the varied flavours, aromas and styles of cacao that represent Indian aromas and flavour. Think of this as the chocolate version of “farm-to-table,” where you will notice the remarkable difference between bars and commercial candy bars. Bring your curiosity, questions and willingness to try something decidedly delicious. 

About Mary Luz Mejia

Colombian-born, Canadian-raised Mary Luz Mejia is a twice NATJA nominated freelance food/travel journalist, Gemini-nominated former food TV producer and Canada’s first Level III IICCT Certified Chocolate Taster. By day, she works in content on the national marketing team at one of Canada’s largest grocers and by night, she writes for various publications, including Saveur MagazineThe Toronto StarGateways magazine, Royal Caribbean CruisesFoodism Toronto, and NUVO Magazine to name a few. Former Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland calls her “one of Toronto’s most passionate food journalists,” her personal goal is to master iconic Latin American dishes, one plate at a time. And por supuesto, hablo español!

Dates & Times

September 2
7pm – 8pm


Lakeside Terrace

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto ON

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