Join Renaissance Person at The Yard: Gowanus for a sweet event!
Your ticket includes all presentations, tastings of chocolate, tastings from an Italian bakery, wine, and a chance to win prizes!
VI(R)P: Megan Giller, Food Writer
Author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution
Skill: How to Taste High-End Chocolates
Megan is a food writer and journalist whose work has been published in the New York Times, Slate, and Zagat. She is the author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution, and her blog Chocolate Noise was a 2016 Saveur Food Blog Award finalist. She offers private chocolate-tasting classes, hosts Underground Chocolate Salons, teaches classes at shops across the United States, and judges at chocolate competitions. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and dog.
Guest: Dressler Parsons, Pastry Historian
Blogger at Bitter Butter (www.bitterbutter.org)
Skill: How to Navigate an Italian Bakery
Dressler is a heart-on-her-sleeve nerd about food history, with a particular interest in pastries. At any given moment, she's either researching obscure niches of pastry history, dreaming up a new pastry, recipe-testing, or reading a book about food. With degrees in Marketing (BS) and Intermedia (BFA) from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, she's a certified jack-of-all-trades. If you mention citrus around her, there is a 100% chance she will bring up how the mafia got its start in the lemon industry–depending on your personal viewpoint, this might make her someone who’s a lot of fun at dinner parties.