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The Language of Flavor in Honey

  • Museum of Food and Drink 62 Bayard Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

Did you know there are hundreds of different flavors of honeys that can compliment every food group? Join Italian-trained honey expert Carla Marina Marchese on a sensory journey where you will learn how to taste and pair honey like a pro.

Engage your senses in the sweet world of honey through a fun and interactive guided tasting flight of 6 limited harvest honeys. Master how to perfectly pair them with cheese, fruits, bread from Bien Cuit, nuts, and chocolate from Antidote Chocolate. By the end of the workshop, you will have sharpened your tasting skills and palette to evaluate any honey and will know how to choose the ideal food to complement and contrast them. As a bonus, you will learn how to build a honey tasting board to woo your guests at your next cocktail party. This is truly the art of honey and a unique honey lover’s experience!

Carla Marina will be signing copies of her book, The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals, following the tasting.

This program is part of our Wild Foods series.

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About Carla Marina Marchese

Carla Marina Marchese is a member of the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey, where she received her formal training, and the author of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey, With a Guide to More Than 30 Varietals and the founder of beloved brand Red Bee Honey.



About Bien Cuit

Since it was opened by husband-wife team Zachary Golper and Kate Wheatcroft in 2011, Bien Cuit (meaning “well done” in French) has made a commitment to using time-honored techniques of slow-fermentation and small-batch mixing, allowing its team to dedicate maximum attention to the baking process and create complex, innovative flavors that highlight local grains and seasonal ingredients. Chef Zachary Golper’s book, Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread, and Bien Cuit's two New York locations have helped solidify itself as both a local favorite and a destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike. 


About Antidote Chocolate

Founded in 2010, and based and inspired by New York, the Austrian tradition (our founders' roots) of expansive flavors and premium quality is fused with Ecuador’s top ingredients, including the world’s best cacao—the perfect marriage. Antidote Chocolate works closely with our farmers and providers, paying wages far above market rate for these best-in-class cacao beans. We use organic ingredients as much as possible, such as rich Arriba Nacional beans from Ecuador and real chunks of fruits and spices. We go darker, with little to no added sugar, and maximize the potency of antioxidants and nutrients. It becomes the Antidote to all emotional ailments. Lift your spirits. Boost your moods. Feel the difference!

*Ticket Refund Policy: Full refund with 48 hours notice, 50% refund with 24 hours notice, and no refund with less than 24 hours notice.