It was the famous culinary queen Betty Crocker who once said, “And above all… Think Chocolate!” Accordingly, the Trenton City Museum is hosting a chocolate night-out, including your favorite wines to pair with, well, your favorite chocolates. The flavorful fun begins at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, at Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie Mansion in Cadwalader Park (299 Parkside Avenue).

David hard at work

David Fiscarelli of Earth Dog Chocolate Foundry will present his handmade, artisanal chocolates, the likes of which you probably have never tasted before. You’ll learn what real chocolate is and what it is not. You’ll see the bean-to-bar production process and learn why sustainability is so important in the cocoa supply chain. Understand “dark chocolate” and why commercial “big chocolate” is a conflicted issue. Experience fine craft chocolate for yourself, with your choice of wines. The evening will be an edible, entertaining, and educational happening!

The Museum tells us that, “Classically trained at the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, David Fiscarelli is best known to area foodies as the chef of the Wooden Horse Underground restaurant, a popular secret dining spot run out of his house.  In his current incarnation, David is the owner and founder of the craft chocolate processing company Earth Dog Chocolate Foundry. The name is an homage to the 11th animal of the Chinese zodiac.”

Almost done

Fiscarelli is a lifelong resident of the Trenton area and currently lives in the Hiltonia section of the City with his wife Yahna, his son Luca and his German Shepherd Moxie.

Note that Earth Dog chocolate bars are on sale in Molly’s Museum Store at Ellarslie. Event reservations recommended. General public $50; members $40. For more information, call 609-989-4642.